Set in the backdrop of temple mystery, Nikhil's 2014 blockbuster Karthikeya got a positive reception for its intriguing storyline. The film is now getting a sequel titled Karthikeya 2. Until recently, reports gone rife that makers have roped in Kerala beauty Anupama Parameswaran to play the female lead, while Swati Reddy (the female lead in Karthikeya) also plays a crucial role. But seems like things have taken a turn. Hearing the complete narration, Anupama felt that her role has no importance, and turned down the offer. Though no official announcement regarding Anupama's walkout surfaced media to date, makers started their hunt for another actress.