"I wanted Rekha madam to play Vishal's mother. We wanted her to shoot with us for a few days but since she was extremely busy with prior commitments, we couldn't sign her on," Hari told IANS. (Also read:Am Glad I Became an Actress: Rekha )
Instead of Rekha, Hari has roped in Tamil actress Radhika for the same role.
Rekha, who is a south Indian by birth, is the daughter of late legendary Tamil actor Gemini Ganeshan. She made her cinematic debut with Telugu film Rangula Ratnam. (Also read:Akshay, Rekha best dressed in film industry:Deepika Padukone)
Poojai, which is currently on floors in Coimbatore, features Shruti Haasan as a female lead.