It seems like a bad time for Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who was setting the Kollywood town abuzz by signing projects helmed by big directors of South. Earlier there were reports that she had bagged a coveted role in Mani Ratnam’s next project, Kadal. Then, the there was a twist and she opted out of the movie citing date issues. Her signing in on the Shankar’s next project, titled, followed this news. Now, it seems as if she has opted out too due to some illness issues.
When the media tried to contact her, a spokesperson from her side was available for a comment. The spokesperson confirmed the news that Samantha has opted out of Shankar’s film starring Vikram in the lead role. The spokesperson also added that playing the female lead role in ‘I’ required Samantha to sport two different looks in the movie. This meant that she had to allocate bulk dates for the movie. He further stated that even though she was ready to play the role, her previous commitments in Telugu movies did not allow her to sign on the dotted lines for ‘I’.
However, one of the sources very close to Samantha reveals a different story regarding her opting out of Shankar’s ‘I’. The source says that Samantha is currently suffering from acne, a type of Psoriasis, which causes marks on her face. The source adds that it was because of this health issue she actually opted of Mani Ratnam’s Kadal, and now, Shankar’s ‘I’. The source further said that Samantha is currently undergoing treatment with the help of a leading dermatologist, who has advised her to avoid exposing her face to sun light for at least three months.
Amidst all these things, Naan Ee, starring Samantha and Nani in lead roles and directed by S S Rajamouli, is hitting the screens in a week’s time. It is a bilingual that is also open to the Telugu audience with the title ‘Eega’.