Nithya Menen replaces Jyothika in Vijay’s new film

Nithya Menen
Nithya Menen

Actress Nithya Menen gets her first film opposite Vijay as one of the three heroines in his upcoming film directed by Atlee.

Nithya has replaced Jyothika, who was earlier reported to have been cast as one of the three heroines along with Samantha and another heroine. It may be recalled that Jyothika, who is married to actor Suriya, made a comeback to films after more than a decade after marrying Suriya with 36 Vayidhinile in 2015 and is now starring in another heroine-oriented film titled as Magalir Mattum produced by Suriya.

In this backdrop, critics were shocked as to how did she agree to play one of the three heroines in Vijay’s new film whose shoot commenced last week in the city. It now turns out that Jyothika wanted some changes to be made in the film’s script to which Atlee didn’t agree. Always known as an actress who put the script before the cast of a film, Jyothika chose to opt herself out of the film.

Nithya Menen said ‘yes’ to the offer and has since replaced Jyothika. It may be recalled that Nithya, who had rued some time back that she always got second or third heroine’s roles in films, has whole-heartedly agreed to star in the film. Samantha, who paired up opposite Vijay in Kaththi, gets her second film with Vijay with this film.


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