Within a few days after the cast and crew of Shankarís next with Vikram, I was announced, Samantha has chosen to pull out of the project.
Sources say that she (Samantha) is not doing the film with Shankar as it was clashing with her Telugu filmís dates. Also, Vikram has two looks in the film and this means there could be a gap between the shooting schedules.
As Samantha has previously committed to her Telugu projects, she will not be in a position to give bulk dates for Shankarís film. Interestingly, the actress had also opted out of Mani Ratnamís Kadal a few weeks ago citing date clashes.