Sai Pallavi Was The Original Choice For Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai; Here’s What Happened!

Here’s why Mani Ratnam’s team did not opt for the Fidaa actress!

Sai Pallavi was the original choice for Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari. However, due to reasons the actress was replaced with the Psycho actress in the film. In an exclusive interview with JFW, Sai Pallavi opened up about the reason behind opting out of a film like that.

Movies have had a lot of impact on her since childhood.‘KannathilMuthamittal’ is an all time favourite. “I think characters stay in our hearts and minds more than the story or the film itself. I love KannathilMuthamittal.I think it was one of the finest performances of Simran, Madhavan and not to forget Keerthana. My mother had to pull me out of the theatres literally. I am a very emotional person; I tend to empathize with the character.”

And then to get a film offered by the director of your favourite movie, that is the universe bending its way backwards to give you a signal. But it’s also a sign when it comes to you and is taken away. “Honestly, I never even knew that I was considered for that role.The evening that I was leaving for Georgia, I receive a call from Mani Ratnam Sir and he says that I would be perfect for the role in his next. But after 6 months work on the script, they felt the need for someone different.Everything that happens, happens for a reason.”  She believes that it isn’t her time yet, fingers crossed, she hopes for another opportunity to work with the ace director.

In 2016, Sai Pallavi tweeted about the same and cleared the air. “Being an ardent fan of his work I’m as excited as everyone for this film,” she had tweeted in 2016 after rumours started doing rounds that she signed Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai.

On the professional front, Sai Pallavi has love story alongside Naga Chaitanya directed by Sekhar Kammula all set to release. She is yet to professionally give a nod to several other films.

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