While there are reports that Sonakshi Sinha walked out of Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam because the makers took too long to start the project, South producers are speaking in hushed whispers about how Sonakshi was actually asked to leave the project because she couldn't lose enough weight for the role .
The character has to take part in a lot of action scenes and hence is required to have a lean physique. The curvy actress has weight problems and tends to pile on kilos if she doesn't stick to her diet and workouts.
A source close to the project reveals what went wrong. "The makers gave her a couple of months to get lean. She had to do outfit trials and also begin physical training. However, she was unable to look the part even after that."
They wanted to start shooting by June-end. Now that Sonakshi is citing delays for walking out of the project, there's buzz in Tollywood about how she lost out on the role due to her weight trouble.
The source adds that now Kamal Haasan is considering some other faces for the film. "It's a big budget film and he doesn't want any more delays. The reason he chose Sonakshi is because he really liked her work in Dabangg and thought she would appeal to the audience down south as well. However, now that things haven't worked out, they have gone separate ways."
Sonakshi remained unavailable for comment.