Ahaana Krishna not excluded from Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Bhramam due to any political considerations; clarify executive producers

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Earlier, there were reports that Ahaana Krishna is part of the Malayalam film Bhramam, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead and it was alleged that she was dropped from the film due to political reasons. Now, the makers have issued a statement where they have refuted all the allegations of having dropped Ahaana due to her political affiliations.

Open Book Productions released a statement that read: “We, Open Book Productions, the Executive Producers of the Malayalam film Bhramam hereby categorically deny political affiliations or any other considerations had anything to do with the casting and choice of technicians of the film. The entire decision of the casting and selection of technicians was that of the creative team of Director/DOP/Writer and the Producer. Any changes were as per the demand of the script and also with the consent of Team Bhramam”.

It also stated that Ahaana Krishna was considered for a role in Bhramam and she even participated in the audition process. The makers informed her that the final decision will be taken after a costume trial and look-test. They had asked her not to tell anyone that she is part of the film till they officially announce it. She was even paid in advance. “But then mysteriously there were news articles stating Ahaana was the Heroine which we were neither aware nor was from our side. Unfortunately, the camera test was getting delayed as she was working in another film and later she got infected with Covid 19. Eventually, when we did the photo shoot our Director/DOP/Writer felt she won’t fit the character which we communicated to her and even apologized for the inconvenience and assured her we would work together again. All these facts were conveyed to her at all times and Ms. Ahaana Krishna personally is aware of all this and we are sure won’t blame us for there being any politics in this (sic),” the statement read.

Check out the statement from the makers of Bhramam here.

 

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The makers are also “deeply pained by assumptions” and also “regret that the other members of the cast and crew including our lead actor have been drawn into this issue”. They also stated in the statement that lead actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran or other members in the team had “absolutely nothing to do with the casting decisions of Bhramam”.

Directed by cinematographer Ravi K Chandran, Bhramam is the Malayalam remake of the Bollywood film Andhadhun starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu. It also stars Mamta Mohandas, Unni Mukundan, and Raashi Khanna.

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