Ajith’s ‘Mankatha’ is a big success! The actors and actresses have earned a big name for themselves for the role they have done in the movie. But, it seems some are not satisfied with the big popularity they have got from this blockbuster.
They are none other than the leading lady Trisha and sultry girl Lakshmi Rai who now are locking horns in the fight that who would garner more mileage from the popularity of the movie.
Lakshmi Rai sparked a friction with Trisha by claiming that she was the one who was first considered for the role of the leading lady to pair opposite Ajith in the film. She added instances to her claim saying, “Venkat Prabhu while narrating the story to me and offered to choose between these two roles that I and Trisha did and I chose the one with the negative character. It was like the role that Trisha did was that what I considered second to mine!”
But, Venkat Prabhu and Trisha denied the claims of Lakshmi Rai and asked why an established actress like her should get into these types of false claims. “Trisha’s role was made for her and the claims of Lakshmi Rai are false”, says Venkat Prabhu. Trisha has her version saying, “The director approached me with a clean offer of the leading role, and as I was waiting to do a film with Venkat Prabhu, I did not wait to accept it. I cannot comment on the claims of Lakshmi Rai because I don’t care her claims”.
So, what prompted Lakshmi Rai to rake up this issue like this? Only she knows? Or the claims of her are true? Only time will tell!
Lakshmi Rai is a Hot Star After Mankatha
She was once considered an unlucky star and hunting for offers in all the south Indian languages. But, all of a sudden she has become the hot cake of south film industry. Actress Lakshmi Rai is on Cloud Nine now!
Thanks to the big success of Raghava Lawrence ‘Kanchana’ and Ajith’s ‘Mankatha’ the films that were released recently. In ‘Kanchana’ she did the female lead opposite Lawrence and in ‘Mankatha’ she donned a negative character that was appreciated by everyone. This particular ‘Mankatha’ role has now put her in the position as one of the heroines who is now in high demand for coveted roles in south films.
But, Lakshmi Rai is playing cool by not accepting those flooding offers from various languages, especially from Tamil. She is already committed with few films in Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu and she wants to finish it first and needs a break. After this rest she would accept and concentrate doing Tamil films, sources close to the actress say.