Aditi Rao Hydari is going places. Just recently she was in Chennai shooting for Mani Ratnam’s latest Tamil work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram. Aditi is now heading to Hyderabad to shoot for a new Telugu film, as a last-minute replacement for Samanth Akkineni, who is considered the topmost Telugu female actor.
It sounds strange that Aditi who has no boxoffice success in Telugu cinema should be considered a replacement for Samantha.
But here is the thing. Samantha was all set to star in Ajay Bhupathi’s Maha Samudram with Sharwanand. But now Sharwanand has given a massive flop Jaanu with Samantha.
Says a source close to the development, “The project was to star Samantha and her husband Naga Chaitanya. Naga opted out and Ravi Teja was roped in. Then Ravi Teja delivered a thundering flop Disco Raja . He was replced by Sharwanand. Soon after came Jaanu.So now it’s Aditi Rao , with Samantha’s blessings,opposite Shawanand in Maha Samudram.”