Rekha couldn’t accommodate dates for ‘Poojai’: Director

Chennai, May 31: Director Hari Gopalakrishnan has confirmed that he approached yesteryear actress Rekha for a role in his upcoming Tamil actioner “Poojai”, starring Vishal Krishna. But she wasn’t signed on as she couldn’t accommodate dates for the project.

“I wanted Rekha madam to play Vishal’s mother. We wanted her to shoot with us for a few days but since she was extremely busy with prior commitments, we couldn’t sign her on,” Hari told IANS. Instead of Rekha, Hari has roped in Tamil actress Radhika for the same role. Rekha, who is a south Indian by birth, is the daughter of late legendary Tamil actor Gemini Ganeshan. She made her cinematic debut with Telugu film “Rangula Ratnam”.

“Poojai”, which is currently on floors in Coimbatore, features Shruti Haasan as a female lead.