Although the actor claims she walked out due to creative differences with director Kamaluddin Muhammed, some speculate that she could have faced political pressure.
“Vidya respects the director and the entire team working on the film. However, the director and she had very different approaches to the film.
“Therefore, she opted out of the film in the most amicable and professional manner and any other reason being cited is untrue,” reads the statement put out by the actor’s team.
For the last few months, the actor has been prepping to essay Kamala Das on screen.