It is known that Shamili is the sister-in-law of Ajith Kumar, a tough competitor of Vijay. The rivalry between the fans of Ajith and Vijay is an utterly ugly affair, which continues to resurface every now and then. It is heard that Vijay has persuaded Dhanush, his good friend, to replace Shamili in his new film.
Shamili was earlier roped to pair opposite Dhanush in a new film, but she was shown doors even before the project went on floors. She is rumored to have been replaced because of the bitter rivalry between Ajith and Vijay. Despite her good looks and talent, Shamili is unable to grab offers in Kollywood owing to her relationship with Ajith; it is said.