Sanghamitra: Disha Patani to replace Shruti Haasan in Tamil fantasy drama

Sangamitra poster; Disha Patani; Shruti Haasan. Images via Facebook

Chennai: Producer Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios Limited has confirmed signing actress Disha Patani to play the lead role in fantasy-epic "Sangamithra". The movie will document the journey of Sangamithra, who is out to save her kingdom.When the makers had tweeted the storyline, they had also mentioned that this is not based on any real-life story.

As reported earlier by DC, Disha Patani, who works in Bollywood and Tollywood, is the new Sangamithra. "Sangamithra" is our dream project. It's a larger-than-life period film with great technicians. "Really very excited for #Sangamitra Can't wait to start shooting for this wonderful film...(sic)", she posted on her Twitter account.

The prestigious project was launched earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival and was to star Shruti Haasan as Sangamithra.

The official statement from Shruti's spokesperson said: "Shruti had, unfortunately, take a call not to be part of Sangamithra". The film, directed by Sundar C, initially had Shruti Haasan was the first option. "As rightly said by (Steven) Spielberg, 70% of the film is in the papers and rest is filming it. "Sangamitra" will roll in December". Starring Jai, Jiiva, Catherine Tresa and Nikki Galrani as leads, "Kalakalappu 2" has music composed by Hiphop Tamizha. Disha will play a warrior princess with wide-ranging costume selection in the film set in the eighth century AD.

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