Heroine-swapping seems to have become a practice in Sandalwood. While reasons are many, especially with senior actors, for someone making her debut in a prestigious project, choosing the exit option could be a tough decision. And when an exit leads to two, it becomes even worse.
Experiencing this phase is Vaishali Deepak who faced a set back in her debut, Ayya 2 starring Chiranjeevi Sarja and directed by Om Prakash Rao. Apparently, the newbie, who shot for two days, has decided to make an exit from the movie.
Vaishali confirms the news to City Express and says that she is no longer part of the film. “I took the decision but I don’t want to comment about my exit,” says Vaishali, who will also be losing out on her other project, Huccha 2, made by the same director. “Huccha 2 was supposed to be my debut but then Ayya 2 came my way from Om Prakash himself. Now I have lost on both my films. Never mind. I guess destiny has other plans for me,” she says.
Now, Aishwarya Devan, who marked her career in Kannada with Smt Jayalalitha, has replaced Vaishali in Ayya 2. The Malayalee actress, basically from Bangalore, is now settled in Kerala and has been part of films like Simhasanam opposite Prithvi Raj and The Hit List. She has also been part of a few Tamil films. Ayya 2 will be her second film in Kannada.
“I just wrapped up shooting for Smt Jayalalitha and was heading back to Kerala, when I got a call from Om Prakash to be part of Ayya 2. I am currently on the sets of the same film and getting ready for the shoot,” she says. Surprisingly, Aishwarya never knew about Vaishali’s exit. “I didn’t know about Vaishali till I started shooting, but I didn’t want to take up the matter further. I only know that I am working in this film,” she says.