No Aditi Rao Hydari in Venkatesh’s film

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Aditi-Rao-HydariThe search for the leading lady in Venkatesh’s forthcoming film, directed by Teja, continues. After it was reported that Aditi Rao Hydari will be paired opposite Venky in the breezy entertainer, we have reliably learnt that the Bhoomi star will not be a part of the project.

Apparently, the actress had a chock-a-block schedule, apart from being in talks for Mani Ratnam’s film, to which she had already committed. Unable to accommodate any dates, in hindsight, she couldn’t come on board.

A source in the know says, “Aditi was kicked to do her second Telugu film and was looking forward to the project. However, she had to back out citing date issues.”

As a result, director Teja has already begun scouting for the female lead.

Meanwhile, the makers have roped in Naara Rohith for an important role in the film. Apparently, there’s a pivotal role that sets up the narrative, and when Teja approached Rohith for the character, he was more than pleased to come on board. This would be the first time the young actor would share screen space with Venky.