Was thrown out of Vijay Sethupathi film, my image is being sabotaged: Amala Paul

Amala Paul and Vijay Sethupathi

Days after reports were rife that Amala Paul was no longer part of a Vijay Sethupathi-starrer, the actress, in a statement has revealed that she was thrown out of the movie. The makers had alleged that she was not 'production-friendly' and Amala Paul now has lashed out against the producers.

The producers of the Tamil movie tentatively tilted 'VSP33' (Vijay Sethupathi's 33rd film), replaced Amala Paul with Megha Akash.

"I am writing out of my great disappointment, as I have been thrown out of an ongoing movie, tentatively titled 'VSP33', stating a simple statement by the production that I am not production-friendly.

"This statement has put me in great introspection whether I have been supportive or unsupportive to the production houses in my career," Amala Paul said.

Amala Paul, then alleged that the real reason is the teaser of her upcoming film 'Aadai', where she appears to have done a nude shot. “It’s just a patriarchal, egoistic, traditional mind-set of Chandarra Arts Production (production house of "VSP33") that this is happening right after the release of Aadai Teaser and my image is sabotaged with multiple baseless rumours that are mischievously being floated around in the industry,” she wrote.

She further wrote that such an accusation has never been laid upon her during her decade-long career by any of her colleagues, peers or acquaintances in the film fraternity.

"I can recall, rather vividly, I have in fact lent my support to all my production houses whenever such a situation rose."

Quoting her experience with the film 'Bhaskar Oru Rascal', Amala Paul said she helped the producer by letting go of a part of her salary. She said she even lent money to the producer when he couldn't meet his financial obligations at the time of movie's release.

For her upcoming Tamil release 'Adho Andha Paravai Pola', Amala said she agreed to stay in a humble village home because the film was made on a strict budget. Recalling an incident on the film's set, she said that she suffered a ligament tear while performing an action sequence but still shot for over five hours than agreed upon earlier.

Amala also said she agreed to work on a lower salary cum profit sharing basis for the upcoming Tamil thriller 'Aadai' and so far has only been paid the advance.

Amala said that she was in Mumbai shopping for clothes and styling her look for 'VSP33' when its producer Rathinavaelu Kumar, out of the blue, sent her a message stating that he doesn't want her in the film as her demands and terms don't suit their project.

She went to add that the producer didn't even bother to call her before taking his decision and hastily threw her out of the project.

Amala Paul

'VSP33', which will be directed by Venkata Krishna Rognath, stars Vijay Sethupathi in the lead. The film had its official launch ceremony last week.

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