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Tamil movie "Papanasam", which released in theatres on 3 July, has received an overwhelming response from movie buffs. Moreover, Kamal Haasan has been appreciated a lot for portraying the character of Suyambulingam.

Now, the latest buzz is that director Jeethu Joseph's first choice for the lead character was not Kamal Haasan, but Rajinikanth. The sources in the industry claim that the superstar was very impressed with script, but had issues with two scenes that he thought would not go well with his fans.

"Rajinikanth sir really liked the story when he heard it. Jeethu felt he could add a different dimension to the film with his presence. But Rajini sir had issues with two scenes," a source told IANS.

"The first scene is when the lead characters get brutally beaten up by the police. And, the second scene is the climax sequence. Rajini sir was unsure if his fans will like seeing him getting beaten up. Jeethu too felt the same when it was discussed with him," added the source.

Reports claim that Jeethu also felt that the superstar's decision was correct and then went ahead with Ulaganayakan. The director apparently has given a word to the superstar that he will come back to him with a fresh script.

"Papanasam" has recived great reviews from the critics and the movie is expected to be a blockbuster hit. The film, which is the remake of the Malayalam hit "Dhrishyam", also features Gautham, Asha Sarath, Niveda Thomas, Kalabhavan Mani, Esther Anil, Anant Mahadevan, MS Bhaksra, Roshan Basheer, Delhi Ganesh, Ilavarasau, Aril Dass and Sree Ram.

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