Director K Madesh who is directing Brindavana had stated that actress Vedhika opted out of the film because of date hassles.
But if rumours doing the rounds in Sandalwood are to be believed, then Vedhika was rejected because she had previously worked in a Kannada film Sangama opposite Ganesh, and Darshan, the hero of Brindavana did not know about it.
Now, Malayalam actress Muktha Elsa George is stepping into Sandalwood and she is quite kicked about being part of a big movie.
"I am excited with the fact that for the first time I will be playing a modern girl's role as till today I have always been showcased as a homely girl in all my films," she said. Though Muktha is delighted, the actress is equally tensed.
"Right now my concern is not whether I have replaced some other actress.
For me it is a huge entry into Sandalwood. Director Maadesh saw my pictures and approached me.
I watched the original version, Brindavanam in Telugu, and I was determined to be part of the project.
Samantha is fabulous in the original and I hope I can recreate the magic in the Kannada version as well," she affirmed. Though she is new to Kannada, her career in tinsel town started when she was in IV standard.
"I started as a child artiste in serials and films and I became a heroine when I was in VIII," said Muktha, adding, "Lal Jose is my guru who brought me into the industry.
Today I am glad to have worked with some big heroes in Malayalam industry. I have also worked in Kollywood where I am known as Bhanu.”
Muktha might have entered late into Kannada but she has already done her ground work about Sandalwood through other Mollywood actresses who are now doing good here.
"Navya Nair is a very close friend of mine. I also know Bhama and Bhavana who are doing well in Sandalwood. Navya said that working with Darshan will be a big entry for me," she said.
Muktha is preparing herself to be part of the muhurath, which will be on February 16.
"I am also busy with my Tamil and Malayalam projects. In my spare time, I am switching channels to watch Kannada songs. I understand the language but I cannot speak.
Now that I have taken a stand, I should sink into a new industry, new people and new language," she concluded.