Ram Gopal Varma's Hindi film 'Darling' was to be remade in Tamil with Madhavan and Sada in lead roles. RGV collaborated with some financiers from Hindi filmdom to produce this film and it was to be directed by Kona Venkat.
The movie titled 'Leelai' set sail smoothly with Madhavan, Sadha and Shamitha Shetty reportedly donning their roles perfectly in this obsessive love themed thriller. But then, financial constraints have unfortunately made the ninety percent complete film come to a grinding halt.
The movie has been officially shelved and what's more, the name 'Leelai' is now being used for another project from the stable of Aascar Ravichandran.