Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha has been dropped from Kamal Haasan`s ‘Vishwaroopam’ because she was incapable to lose enough weight for the role in the film.
However Sonakshi has claimed she walked out of the project because it took too long to start.
The female lead character in the film requires to do lot of action scenes and therefore the actress playing the role needs to be lean and have an athletic physique.
But Sonakshi has a tendency to put on weight if she doesn’t stick to her diet and exercise regime diligently.
A source close to the project revealed to a daily what went wrong. "The makers gave her a couple of months to get lean. She had to do outfit trials and also begin physical training. However, she was unable to look the part even after that."
The filmmakers wanted to start shooting by June-end. But the buzz in Tollywood is that she lost out on the role due to her weight trouble.
A source told a daily that now Kamal Haasan is considering some other faces for the film. "It`s a big budget film and he doesn`t want any more delays. The reason he chose Sonakshi is because he really liked her work in ‘Dabangg’ and thought she would appeal to the audience down south as well. However, now that things haven`t worked out, they have gone separate ways."