Gautham Karthik, after Kadal had signed up to do the remake of Telugu Nandini Reddy directed Ala Modalaindi in Tamil for debutant Ravi Thyagarajan.
Nithya Menen who did the original was signed up to play the heroine.
But now Nithya has walked out of the film as she is not game to do a character which she had portrayed earlier as she feels there is no challenge in it.
Nithya has been replaced by the Puthagam heroine Rakul Preet Singh.
Rakul says that she is very excited to do the Tamil remake of Ala Modalainde, as the role was very good and had lot of substance. And she is also happy that she has been paired opposite the young rising star Gautham Karthik.