Mumbai: Actress Neetu Chandra reportedly turned down an offer to participate in `Bigg Boss` after she landed herself a Tamil film.
Director Ameer Sultan, who has given the Tamil film industry three award-winning hits in a row, has signed the sultry actress in the lead for his next venture `Aadhi Bhagavan` opposite Kollywood superstar Jayam Ravi.
"Though the `Bigg Boss` offer was lucrative and tempting, Neetu won`t be able to participate as she has to leave for Ameer Sultan`s shoot in Pattaya (Thailand) this week," says her publicist.
Ever since she began discussions for the film last month, the 26-year-old Neetu has been learning Tamil with a tutor giving her two hours of lessons each day.
Neetu, best known for his role in Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Traffic Signal`, had become a hot favourite to enter the reality show due to a recent controversy.
Pakistani actress Veena Malik had accused Neetu of having direct links with her ex-boyfriend and Pakistani bowler Mohammad Asif, who is currently embroiled in a match fixing scandal.