Rakul Preet Singh has reportedly replaced Parineeti Chopra from Mahesh Babu’s next movie. Parineeti has already signed the movie and taken advance and now she is being replaced by Rakul Preet Singh.

A source from the film’s unit told IANS, “Parineeti Chopra has left the project and the exact reasons are yet unknown. As her replacement, the makers are signing Rakul Preet Singh, who has already done a test shoot. The final conferences are currently underway.”

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The main reason, as the industry insiders say, the producers would be saving nearly Rs 2.5 Cr by taking in Rakul Preet Singh in the place of Parineeti Chopra. After the huge flop of “Brahmotsavam”, the producers have started reducing the movie’s budget.

Before the release of ‘Brahmotsavam’, the budget was Rs 110 Cr. Now it is being reduced to make it effectively workable project. Hence Parineeti Chopra is dropped off as the producers have to pay her Rs 3.50 Cr as payment.

On the other hand, Rakul Preet Singh takes Rs 1 cr. to save the money for production, Rakul is chosen. The project is slated to go on floors in August and will have music by Harris Jayaraj. The film is reportedly being made on a budget of Rs 90 crore.