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Shruti Haasan says she is not part of Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab

Rumour had it earlier that the actress was to play Pawan Kalyan’s wife in the Telugu movie, which is an official remake of the Hindi hit Pink (2016).

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actress Shruti Haasan, who was seen recently in the short film Devi, has clarified that she is not part of the upcoming Telugu film Vakeel Saab, starring Pawan Kalyan.

Rumours were afloat that Shruti Haasan would be seen playing Pawan Kalyan’s wife in the movie, which is an official remake of Hindi multiplex hit, Pink (2016). But in an interview to The Times of India newspaper, the actress confirmed that she is not part of the project.

Shruti Haasan will be seen next in the Telugu film Krack (2020), which stars Ravi Teja. “It was something that just passed by. It wasn’t concrete. It’s really an elaboration of a rumour. So, I wouldn’t like to talk about it," she said of Vakeel Saab.

After a brief hiatus, Pawan Kalyan returns to acting with this project, which will be directed by Venu Sriram. The film’s first-look poster was released recently. Sriram, who was recently signed on to direct Allu Arjun's Icon, collaborates with Pawan Kalyan for the first time.

Apparently, Pawan Kalyan was not due to join the set till the second week of March as he was busy with his political commitments. However, he eventually joined the shooting in February. 

Being jointly produced by Boney Kapoor and Dil Raju, the project also stars Nivetha Thomas and Anjali in crucial roles. The film is likely to have dialogues by filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas, a regular collaborator with Pawan Kalyan. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be announced.

The Tamil version of Pink, which was released last year, starred Ajith in the role of a lawyer with bipolar issues. Directed by H Vinoth, Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) went on to strike gold at the box office with a worldwide gross of over Rs150 crore.