Raai Laxmi is again in Chennai, the place she began her profession in 2005 with Karka Kasadara, to advertise Julie 2, an erotic thriller that marks her début in Bollywood. It’s additionally a landmark movie — her fiftieth — in a profession that has spanned the 4 South Indian languages.
The previous two years have been eventful for the actress; she needed to work on her physique for the film. It didn’t assist that a stress damage resulted in two leg surgical procedures. “I needed to achieve weight, lose it, and I used to be at house, recuperating, unable to maneuver round a lot. Gaining weight is very easy, shedding it’s the troublesome half,” smiles the actress, identified for her health routine. “All these years, I’ve seemed wholesome; by no means been a measurement zero. I’m huge-boned and I’ve accepted that,” she provides.
Raai Laxmi starr ‘Julie 2’ was a lot-in-information since its inception. The movie traces the rise of an actress within the film enterprise and her expectation of affection from males who deceive her.
In accordance with the most recent report on BoxofficeIndia.com, the movie raked in Rs 25 lakh on Monday, thus taking the whole to an estimated whole of Rs 1.eighty five crore in 4 days. The erotic thriller, directed by Deepak Shivdasani, marks the Hindi movie debut of the South siren. It’s the sequel to Shivdasani’s earlier movie ‘Julie’, which featured Neha Dhupia.
Raai Laxmi has principally portrayed trendy characters, but additionally has demure roles in her filmography. In Malayalam, she’s been given barely extra severe roles, working with actors reminiscent of Mammootty and Mohanlal. Actually, she’s signed on two extra Malayalam movies, one among them with Mammootty. “I do really feel dangerous I’ve not received too many such roles in Tamil. If I’ve survived right here for thus lengthy with simply the sort of work I’ve accomplished, think about the place I might need gone with some selection. Malayalam has at all times supplied me roles that I’ve not achieved to date.”
Julie 2 has opened many doorways already. “I’m listening to scripts in Mumbai. Many creators within the South are shocked seeing me in Julie 2, as a result of they’ve by no means imagined me in that mould. However, I’m clear I don’t wish to do one other movie in the identical style,” provides Laxmi, who has already began work on a Tamil movie, and is awaiting the discharge of Yaar, a horror-thriller directed by KS Bawa.
Julie 2 first featured in headlines when it was recognized that the movie can be introduced by Mr Nihalani, who’s remembered for his “sansakari” method of coping with movies throughout his time period because the boss of the Central Board Of Movie Certification. Of Julie 2, he instructed information company IANS: “Although it is a movie on an grownup topic-the exploitation of strugglers and newcomers in Bollywood-the movie has no nudity, no pores and skin present, and no double-which means dialogues. Like I mentioned it’s a household movie for adults.”
Initially, the Web was baffled by the irony of Pahlaj “sanskari” Nihalani presenting the movie – he objected to using the phrase “intercourse” in Jab Harry Met Sejal and lower brief kissing scenes in a number of movies together with SPECTRE amongst different issues. Of this Mr Nihalani mentioned: “I’m no extra on the CBFC… My enterprise is film, film and film. Now I’m the distributor of this film… It is a daring, stunning and blessed film. I’m doing the advertising and distributing, which is my unique enterprise.”
Citing that it was only a means to realize publicity for the movie within the wake of all the eye ‘Padmavati’ is drawing, Nagma mentioned that she can not remark about it till the movie releases. She went on to confess that she noticed a couple of similarities however wasn’t positive if it was a deliberate choice or simply mere coincidence.
Shot within the scenic places of Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Dubai, ‘Julie 2’ revolves round an aspiring actress coping with the casting sofa phenomenon earlier than it turns right into a homicide thriller. Though the primary look of the movie was launched on Valentine’s Day this yr, it launched in November.
The movie additionally stars Nishikant Kamat, Ravi Kishan, Aditya Srivastava, Pankaj Tripathy, Rati Agnihotri and Yuri Suri.
Not too long ago, the movie was embroiled in an issue over its alleged similarity with the lifetime of actress Nagma who on being enquired on the difficulty stated that she will solely touch upon it after watching it.
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