The two hotties are likely to feature in a Bollywood film in the near future. Looks like Lakshmi Rai's Bollywood dream is going to finally take wings. The actress started work on Hhey Gujju, directed by Satish Kaushik and starring Himesh Reshammiya and her in the lead, way back in 2008. But due to reasons unknown, the film has been put on the backburner. But now, luck seems to shining on the Kaanchana actress as she's all set to be part of director Ankush Bhatt's next.
The buzz is that Ankush, who directed the criticallyacclaimed Bhindi Baazaar Inc. last year, is keen on roping in Lakshmi Rai for his next project. The yet-to-betitled film will also star Sachiin Joshi and Mallika Sherawat in the lead. Confirming the news, Ankush tells CT, "I've spoken with Lakshmi Rai for my film and she has shown interest in the script. But she has a busy schedule, and she told us she will manage her dates. We are yet to sign her on officially for the project, though."
Refusing to divulge details about her character, or the film, he adds, "Lakshmi was the first choice for the character. Mallika Sherawat will also be playing the lead in the film, which will go on floors by April." Lakshmi's last release in Kollywood was Mankatha, in which she played a role with negative shades. While her hands are full with projects in the other three south Indian languages, the actress hasn't signed anything in Tamil yet. In fact, she had opted out of Ahmed's film with Jiiva and Suraaj's Alex Pandian (in which Karthi plays the lead) as she reportedly felt that her characters didn't have enough meat!