Samantha has been the sweetheart for both Tamil and Telugu industries basking in the success of career-best performances, of late. However, the actress seems to be facing a severe call sheets crunch forcing her to fall into bad eyes of a few directors and producers. Of late, there was a strong buzz that RX 100 fame Ajay Bhupathi penned a blockbuster story for Samantha with Sharwanand as the male lead. The director was said to approach Sam while she turned all excited to join the team. But the actress was now rumoured to turn an empty hand to Ajay while his team was busy in the pre-production works.
While she asked him for postponing the schedules, the irked director was said to find a fitting replacement for Samantha. Sources revealed that Ajay approached milky beauty Aditi Rao Hydari for the role and she readily accepted the offer. This came as a rude shock to Sam who was in plans that the director would wait for her call sheets. Sitara Entertainments would bankroll the flick while ‘Maha Samudram’ is the working title.