Samantha who was expected to play the female lead role in Mani Ratnam’s Kadal could not cast herself due to her illness. When Samantha opted out of Mani’s project Tulasi Nair stepped in to the project as a replacement. Recently Samantha on her micro blogging site appreciated Kadal movie teaser and showered her praises on Kadal’s lead man Gautam. She wrote Gautam looked exactly how she imagined he should be and she liked the trailer and the performance of Gautam in that short teaser.
Kadal is getting ready to hit screens in Feb, currently post productions works are happening at full swing. Team is off of to Kerala to wrap up the pending patch works. Gautam Karthik played the role of Thomas in the movie, Aravind Swami played as a church priest and Tulasi Nair played the love interest of Gautam.