OFFICIAL: Raashi Khanna replaces Aditi Rao Hydari in Vijay Sethupathi's Tughlaq Durbar
One of the biggest and busiest stars currently in Tamil cinema, 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi has been at the centre of hot debate among fans after he stepped down on Monday from the Muttiah Muralitharan biopic, 800. Post the controversy surrounding 800, the actor will now be looking forward to proceeding with the line of films he's at present attached to among which include director Seenu Ramasamy's Maamanithan, S. P. Jananathan's Laabam, Venkata Krishna Roghanth's Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Delhi Prasad Deenadayal's Tughlaq Durbar, Vignesh Shivn's Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Kadaisi Vivasayi under Kaaka Muttai fame M. Manikandan's direction, including Uppena in Telugu, followed by Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha in Hindi. He is also awaiting the release of the highly-anticipated 'Thalapathy' Vijay starrer Master, in which he will be seen as the antagonist.
Among the films, Vijay Sethupathi had also shot a large portion a while back for debutant Delhi Prasad Deenadayal's Tughlaq Durbar. Touted to be a political satire, the upcoming film being produced by Lalit Kumar's 7 Screen Studios had earlier announced that actress Aditi Rao Hydari had been cast in the role of the female lead. However, it looks like Aditi has walked away from the project, with the makers now announcing her replacement. Taking to Twitter, 7 Screen Studios on Tuesday announced that actress Raashi Khanna has come on board Tughlaq Durbar as the heroine and will be the second occasion she will be sharing screen space with Vijay Sethupathi after last year's Sangathamizhan.
Happy to announce that #RaashiKhanna is playing as female lead in @VijaySethuOffl 's #TughlaqDurbar 😊😊— Seven Screen Studio (@7screenstudio) October 20, 2020
Team #TughlaqDurbar welcomes you aboard @RaashiKhanna 💐💐@DDeenadayaln @Lalit_SevenScr @proyuvraaj pic.twitter.com/AR0aAcHZ0B
Raashi Khanna has become a sensation in South cinema in quick time, especially in the Telugu film industry. Apart from Sangathamizhan, the young bubbly actress impressed fans in Tamil films like Jayam Ravi's Adanga Maru and Vishal's Ayogya and is also currently attached to director Sundar. C's Aranmanai 3 and Siddharth's Shaitan Ka Bachcha. Apart from Raashi, Tughlaq Durbar also includes actress Manjima Mohan, who is said to be playing the role of Vijay Sethupathi's sister, while actor Parthiban has been cast as the villain.
Tughlaq Durbar has a strong technical team featuring names like 96 sensation Govind Vasantha for the music, ace cinematographer Manoj Paramahamsa has cranked the camera, while Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom and Seethakaathi fame Balaji Tharaneetharan has written the dialogues. The film's satellite rights have been acquired by Sun TV, while the audio rights belong to Think Music. The team had released the 'Annathe Sethi' track in July, which received a terrific response, with praises coming towards composer Govind Vasantha, singer Arivu and Karthik Nehta for the powerful lyrics.
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