Reacting to the statement of the director, Sandhya said, "Only after I was confirmed that the film Manjal Veyyil is a clean love story, I signed the project. I play a cute college girl in the film. But I was shocked when I read that I am doing a kissing scene with my hero. I think it is a publicity gimmick used by the director to market his film."
"I don't like to do such scenes at any stage in my career. In fact, recently, I opted out of a film for the simple reason that the script demanded a kissing scene...", she added.