Amidst intense pressure from the trolling menace and comparisons with the original, Premam managed to win hearts of fans and film lovers. Especially, Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan were acclaimed for their performances. Now, not many know that Chay's sweetheart Samantha was supposed to be part of Premam initially. Director Chandoo Mondeti wanted to cast Samantha for the role essayed by Madonna Sebastian. Here's the reason why Sam didn't make it to the final film.
Soon after Chandoo accepted the offer to remake Premam, he wanted no one but Shruti Haasan for the college lecturer's role. But he was in a dilemma whether to cast Samantha for the last episode as he wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to have two star actresses. This eventually prompted Chandoo to give up the idea of casting Samantha and signed on Madonna to reprise herself from the original. Had Sam been part of Premam, fans of the young couple would have had another chance to witness their onscreen chemistry before their marriage.