Director Deekay who is known for films like Yaamirukka Bayamey and Kavalai Vendam is waiting for the release of his third film, Katteri, which stars Vaibhav, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Sonam Bajwa and Aathmika in the lead roles. Produced by KE Gnanavel Raja’s Studio Green, Katteri also features a list of comedians including Karunakaran, Ponnambalam, Ravi Mariya, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, and others. Initially, Katteri was supposed to have actress Oviya playing one of the female leads, but she was replaced when the shooting began.

In a recent Facebook live interaction with Galatta Media, director Deekay gave clarity on that news and clarified why Oviya wasn’t a part of Katteri. He said, “Oviya was initially signed and she agreed to work in the film, after coming out of the Bigg Boss House. Since we both have already worked in Yaamirukka Bayamey, she said she would do it. We committed her to this project at the Studio Green office. However, while I was working on the pre-production, Oviya mentioned that she had gotten a bigger project with a higher remuneration.

We obviously cannot  increase the salary and pay that remuneration because that is not what we had discussed at the first place. So, she opted out of the project.” Also, in the interaction Deekay revealed that if theatres do not open for a long time, Katteri might have its release directly on an OTT platform. Looks like we will have to wait for a few more weeks to get a better clarity on that. Check out the official Facebook live video below: