Lakshmi Manchu is shocked, and she is doing a good job of hiding it. Kadali hit theatres the previous Friday. This film was supposed to be Lakshmi`s passport to fame in Kollywood.
But this did not materialize. Initially, she had a meaty lengthy role. But in the final outcome what we see is that much of Lakshmi`s role has been chopped off.
The biggest blow was the song `Gijukunna` (Nenjukulle in Kadal) featuring Lakshmi Manchu, which has not been included in the film. Although, the song comes as a background in the Telugu version, Kadali, featuring Gautham Karthik and Tulasi, it was originally shot on Lakshmi Manchu.
Lakshmi tweeted, "I am shocked as you are that `nenjukulle` has been deleted. But I`m sure Mani sir had his reasons. Still grateful to have been a part of his movie. Sorry to have disappointed you guys. Bigger and better next time."
So far the film has not got good reviews. Expectations for a Manirathnam film is high. Audience are disappointed, and so is Lakshmi Manchu.