Kajal Agarwal was supposed to do the Telugu remake of Dabangg with Pawan Kalyan. But due to certain differences with her director, she was shown the door. This altercation worked out for Shruti Hassan, as she was immediately offered the meaty role which catapulted Sonakshi Sinha, who did the Hindi version opposite Salman Khan into superstardom.
Shruti also has a film with Jr. NTR and another film with Siddharth. The singer/actor's career in Telugu films is red hot right now. In Tamil, she has 7am Arivu with Suirya directed by Murugadoss. Things are looking less bright for Kajal as she seems to have become controversy's favorite child and this is affecting her career adversely.