Lakshmi Manchu not doing item song

Actress-producer Lakshmi Manchu has slammed all reports saying that she will be seen in an item song in Kadal (Kadali in Telugu), directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. Lakshmi is reportedly playing a village belle in the film. The film features debutant Gautham Karthik, son of actor Karthik and debutant Thulasi Nair, daughter of Radha in the lead roles. The film also stars Aravind Swamy and Arjun. AR Rahman composes the music and one of the songs, 'Nenjukulley' was released to the internet recently.