‘Pelli Choopulu’ actress Ritu Varma has replaced Anu Emmanuel in Chiyaan Vikram’s spy thriller Dhruva Natchathiram.
Sources say that Anu Emmanuel had date issues as Vikram has to simultaneously shoot both Dhruva Natchathiram and Vijay Chander project so the actress has no other options left but to opt out of the project.
“Gautham has watched Ritu Varma’s Pelli Choopulu and he was impressed with her performance in the film that he even asked her to reprise the same role in Tamil remake but the actress refused. Now due to Anu Emmanuel’s date issues, Gautham once again approached Ritu Varma for Dhruva Natchathiram and the actress readily agreed”, said a source close to the director.
Meanwhile, sources close to Gautham rubbished rumors saying Dhruva Natchathiram is put on hold due to ego clashes between Vikram and the director. In fact, the shoot of the film is happening as per plan till this Thursday (February 9).