Every actor, be it in the south or north, established or budding, dreams of being cast in a Mani Ratnam directorial is an open secret. Considering this, Samantha walking out of a prestigious Mani Ratnam film especially after shooting few scenes has become the talk of the town.
Several rumors sparked off as the reasons as to why the actress quit the film such as several other interesting offers, date issues, skin issues for shooting in water and a tan due to the shoot and several other.
Joining these rumors is another take that Mani Ratnam and Rajeev Menon weren't happy with the rushes of the scenes that were shot so far and felt that the actress looks mature for her role and opposite Gautham since she plays a 13 year old in the film! It's said that Samantha who is 27 looked too mature with Gautham who is just 19. However now Radha's younger daughter Thulasi (14) has been roped in for the role by Mani and she'll join the shoot after a workshop.
As earlier reported, the shoot took a toll on the actress who wrote on her microblogging page, "Unfortunately I had to opt out of Mani Sir's film, my loss! But had to do it cause of my being sick left my dates in a huge mess".