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With back-to-back blockbusters in Malayalam, Dulquer Salmaan has become one of the most bankable actors of the industry. The actor's upcoming movie with filmmaker Amal Neerad is one of the most anticipated flicks of the year and hit the headlines even before it went on the floors in Kottayam in the end of April.

But now Anu Emmanuel, who was cast as the heroine opposite the young superstar is said to have been replaced by a debutant actress in the flick, which is tentatively titled "#‎ANP04." Sources close to the movie have confirmed to International Business Times India that Karthika, daughter of cinematographer Muraleedharan CK, has replaced the "Action Hero Biju"- actress in the upcoming family entertainer. Karthika's brother Akash also makes his acting debut in Kunchacko Boban-Jayasurya starrer "School Bus," for which cinematography has been handled by Muraleedharan.

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Earlier, photos of Anu from the sets of the Amal Neerad movie were circulated online and the reason for the sudden change of the heroine from the untitled movie is still unknown. 

In the upcoming comedy romantic entertainer, which started rolling in Palai on April 22, Dulquer plays as a native of Kottayam. The second schedule of the film will be later shot in the U.S. The film also has Siddhique, Soubin Shahir and Dileesh Pothan in significant roles. Scripted by Shibin Francis, the movie is the production venture of the director under the banner of Amal Neerad Productions. 

Check the photo of the new heroine in the selfie taken by Soubin here: