Trisha tells Producers’ Council why she opted out of Saamy Square

Actress Trisha has said that she opted out of director Hari’s upcoming directorial venture Saamy Square due to reasons that were ‘purely personal’ in nature.

Starring Vivek, Triha and Vivek in the lead and released in 2003, Hari’s Saamy turned out to be a super-duper hit film. 14 years down the line, Hari is not making a sequel to the film which saw its antagonist Perumal Pichchai (played with aplomb by Kota Sreenivasa Rao) getting shot dead in the climax by protagonist Vikram.

The sequel, to star Vikram again in the lead, would have Bobby Simha locking horns with Vikram. Both the national award-winning actors are expected to give their best in the sequel whose shoot commenced a few weeks back. Keerthy Suresh and Trisha were signed up as the heroine but Trisha opted out of the film days before the shoot was to commence.

It was said that Trisha didn’t like the significance given to Keerthy’s character in the film as compared to her character. Shibu Thameens, producer of the film, made a formal complaint to the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) which asked an explanation from Trisha who replied that she opted out of the film due to personal reasons which she didn’t want to reveal.

She has said in her written explanation that as she didn’t star in a single sequence in the film’s shoot, she had her own right to opt out of it. “I shall be returning he advance paid to me very soon,” Trisha has said even as efforts are on to convince her to continue to be part of the sequel.