Tabu to replace Vidya Balan in Aami
National award winning actress Tabu is all set to make comeback to Mollywood. According to latest reports, Tabu will replace Vidya Balan in director Kamal’s ambitious project Aami.
Aami is a biopic on revolutionary writer Kamala Das’ life. She was fondly called as Aami by her followers. Vidya Balan was initially cast to play the lead role but the actress recently backed out of the project over creative differences with the director.
As per the sources, director Kamal approached Tabu to play the titular role. Reportedly, the senior actress is highly impressed with the screenplay and is keen to be part of the movie. Tabu is a two time National award winning actress who is known to deliver power packed performances in all her characters. Tabu unlike other actresses, signs only for substantial characters. So the lead role in Aami would be a perfect comeback vehicle for the actress to Mollywood.
Vidya Balan backed off from the project, after she was unhappy with the last minute changes in the script. It was reported that the actress opted out due to political reasons- Kamal, a left wing supporter openly trashed Prime Minister Narendra Modi- but her spokesperson made it clear that she walked out due to strictly professional reasons.
Prithviraj Sukumaran and Murali Gopy are also part of the cast. Aami will be produced by P T Rafel on a budget of 5 Crores. Thoufeeq Quershi is the music director for the movie while Oscar award winning sound designer Resul Pookkutty is also part of the technical team.