Namitha was touted to play the other heroine
in Kettavan. However due to some unrealistic demands
and high remuneration, Namitha is being dropped
from the film.
Meanwhile, to play this role, there has been a
stringent competition from two other ladies viz.
Mandira Bedi and Sherin. Mandira Bedi has already
featured with Simbu in Manmadan and when she was
approached she was too willing to be cast along
side Simbu. In the intervening time, having heard
about this coveted position of Simbu’s heroine
being vacant, Sherin has expressed her desire
to fill up this spot. It has also been said that
the lady is too keen on this role.
When this matter was broached with little super
star, he says, “Namitha was the first one
who was chosen for this role which will have two
song sequences and five to six scenes. Namitha
happens to be one of my good friends who also
happen to be a good artist. But the demands laid
by her manager had upset the producer who is seeking
an alternate to her role and has met Mandira Bedi
in this regard. However Sherin is also vying for
this role and now I am totally baffled as to whom
to cast in this role.” It sure is a tough
call for Simbu when he has to choose between the
beauties of the tinsel town.