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Karthika will play 'Leela' in Ranjith's next

Karthika will play 'Leela' in Ranjith's next

Karthika has replaced Ann Augustine for the lead in the movie 'Leela' to be directed by Ranjith.

'Leela' has been a renowned literary piece by R Unni. There was a decision made by the hit film maker, Ranjith a year ago, which was to convert the literary piece into Motion Picture. Despite his busy schedule with Mohanlal in 'Spirit', the director has always been fascinated to do 'Leela' with the right cast.

Earlier it was said that Ann Augustine would be doing the title role in the film. Now the latest buzz is that Karthika Nair has replaced Ann.

When asked Ann about this she said, "Initially, I was to do the title role, but I did not have the right dates and so I've opted out of Leela. To the best of my knowledge, Karthika will now play my part along with Mammootty."

When asked for Karthika's reaction she said "It is true that Ranjith sir has approached me to star in 'Leela'. Though, the work on the script is not yet over; neither has the date for the shoot been fixed. The rest of the plan can be charted only after the script is complete."

first published:January 31, 2013, 18:04 IST