The latest buzz in the media suggests that actress turned producer Charmme Kaur has forced director Puri Jagannath to dump actor Nithin and his producer father Sudhakar Reddy from his next film. Having tasted success with “Heart Attack”, Puri Jagannath had announced that he is teaming up with actor Nithin in his forthcoming movie, which was to be produced by Sudhakar Reddy. The script was ready and the director had cast Regina Cassandra for the female lead opposite Nithiin. The untitled movie was to be launched on Friday, 12 June.
But many in the industry were surprised, when Nithiin announced on his Twitter handle that he was no longer a part of Puri’s next due to some reasons. Additionally, the director announced that he was going to rope in a different actor for the same script. Meanwhile, reports say that Puri Jagannath wanted Charmme Kaur, who turned producer with their latest venture “Jyothi Lakshmi”, to be a part of the production team. But, Sudhakar Reddy who was not happy with Charmme’s interference decided to opt out of the movie with his son Nithin.
The actress, who turned producer with “Jyothi Lakshmi”, was hurt by these allegations. In a statement to The Hyderabad Times, Charmme lashed out at Nithiin and Sudhakar Reddy for spreading rumours. She had alleged that they did not have money to produce the film and henced walked out. “The fact is that the makers of the film have no money to produce the film because they have already invested the money in Akhil’s debut film. And the market condition is so tight that the makers had to back out. This is why Purigaaru left this film and announced another film with another producer and hero,” the actress had told the daily.
“Discussions had been going on for the past few days and producer Sudhakar Reddy Nithin’s father had even given an advance to Puri. Amidst these discussions, Charmme entered the scene with a wish to handle the film’s production. Director Puri too supported her, insisting Charmme be made a part of the project. But Sudhakar Reddy objected to her interference in the film, and he decided to back out from the project,” a source told the daily.
It has also been reported that Charmme wanted to replace Regina Cassandra with Disha Patani. “But once Charmme entered the scene, everything changed. She wanted Disha Patani instead of Regina. In fact, the producer agreed to give some share to Puri and requested him not to keep Charmme in production, but the director refused to eject the actress, so the project stands shelved,” the source adds.