'Mersal' is one of Thalapathy Vijay's recent hit films directed by Atlee. The film was well-received by his fans and went on to collect approximately Rs. 260 crore at the box office.

Despite having three heroines in the film, Thalapathy Vijay's chemistry with Nithya Menen became the talk of the town. She played his wife who dies after the birth of their second child because of the doctor's greed. The other other love interests of father Vijay's sons are Samantha and kajal Aggarwal.

Originally, the crew approached actress Jyothika to essay the wife's role in the film. However, two days before the beginning of the shoot, Jyothika withdrew from the film.

According to her close sources, Jyothika was forced to leave the film because of her family situation and the clash in dates. The exact details of her reason were not disclosed.

Well, thanks to Jyothika, Vijay and Nithya's pairing turned out great.

Source: Indian Express & Cine Ulagam
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