In a sensational turnaround, Gautham Menon has replaced Trisha with Madrassapattinam, Tamil heroine Amy Jackson in his Hindi remake of “Ye Maya Chesave/Vinnaithandi Varuvaya”.
Initially, Gautham had signed Trisha, who played the heroine in the original that proved to be a runaway success. At that time, Trisha was doing Priyadarshan’s “Khatta Meetha” with Akshay Kumar, and was touted as the next big thing from south. But the colossal failure of the film reduced her stock in Bollywood and Gautham’s producers insisted on a change of heroine and story line.
Suddenly, the Hindi version of “YMC/VTV” became a thanda project as the hero (Prateik Babbar) was unknown and Trisha had no takers. Gautham, the smart guy that he is, reworked the script. As per sources, instead of the hero falling in love with a Syrian Christian Malayali girl and going to Kerala in search of her, it was tweaked to the hero going after a European girl and travelling all over Europe in search of his lady love. Now, Amy Jackson who was looking for work after her very impressive debut in Tamil has been roped in by Gautham to do her first Bollywood film.
Trisha was backing on this project to make a comeback to Bollywood but Gautham kept postponing the shoot. The filmmaker had done a photo shoot with Trisha and Prateik Babbar in Chennai and the film was supposed to finally start rolling from October first week. However, late in the day, Gautham Menon dropped the bomb, stating that she would no longer be in the project.
Initially, all hell broke lose and Trisha was peeved. But finally, sense prevailed as Trisha commented, "We had given dates from October 1 to 25 but Gautham could not utilize my dates as he wants to start the film in November, when I am busy with Ajith’s “Mankatha” and Pawan Kalyan’s “Kushiga” in Telugu. We have decided to part ways as friends. All this is part of tinsel world and I guess I have to move on."