Pandian Stores fame actress Chithra committed suicide on December 9 and her death has left many in the industry as well as fans in a state of shock. Lovingly called by fans as Chithu or VJ Chithra/Chitra, the popular actress' demise has created a lot of chatter among fans, who have been taking to social media to pay their condolences, while also sharing their opinions for a replacement on her Mullai character on Pandian Stores being telecast on Vijay TV and streamed on Hotstar. Since Chithu's death, there have been various speculations and rumors stating that actress Sharanya Turadi, who is known for acting in Tamil serials such as Nenjam Marappathillai and Ayutha Ezhuthu on Vijay TV and Run on Sun TV, is being considered as a replacement for the Mullai character on Pandian Stores
Sharanya Turadi, who herself enjoys a big fan following in households across Tamil Nadu, has now taken to her Instagram page, to issue a statement on the rumors of her replacing Chithu as Mullai on Pandian Stores. Sharanya states, "There's a news going around that I am replacing chitra as Mullai in pandian stores. This is not true. I don't believe in replacing Mullai. She earned her recognition as Mullai with her impeccable performance which would be remembered forever. I respect that and I would rather let that be.. @chithuvj"


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Pandian Stores continues to be a huge show among Tamil audiences and is one of the few serials that enjoys a strong fan base in its more than two-year telecast. It remains to be seen whether the makers of Pandian Stores find a replacement for the Mullai character considering VJ Chithra drew a large number of audiences to the show. Cast and crew members of the show recently resumed shooting the serial on November 11, with the entire Pandian Stores family paying their tributes to the late actress.