Grapevine has it that Samantha was called for a screen test by India’s ace director Mani Ratnam but she did not get the coveted role. The actress is busy with the Gautham Menon directed trilingual Nee Thaane En Pon Vasantham when she got a call from Mani’s office, say sources.
Excited to be called for a screen test, Samantha rushed for it only to be told eventually that she did not fit in. Mani Ratnam is planning to launch Karthik’s son Gautham as hero and is still scouting for a suitable heroine. He is yet to find one, say sources from Kollywood.