South actress Raai Laxmi is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Deepak Shivdasani’s ‘Julie 2’, produced and directed by him. The makers of the film recently released a teaser trailer of the movie. In the movie, Rani will look very bold.
Raai Laxmi, who is making her debut in Bollywood as a lead actor with Julie 2, has predominantly appeared in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu and few Kannada films. She has completed over a decade in the film industry.
Raani is the same person who recently claimed (during the release of Dhoni’s biopic- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story) that she was dating M.S. Dhoni in 2008. However there was no affirmation on that purported undertaking.
Laxmi and Dhoni’s dating reports were also made rounds during the IPL in 2008. The two met in 2008 when Dhoni along with Suresh Raina came to attend her birthday party. Raai was so smitten by Dhoni that she even said in an interview that she would marry Dhoni if he proposes to her.
Talking to an English newspaper a few years ago, Raai Laxmi had said, “I’ve begun to believe that my relationship with Dhoni is like a stain or a scar which won’t go away for a long time. I am surprised that people still have the energy and patience left to talk about it even now. Every time TV channels dig into Dhoni’s past, they make it a point to bring up our relationship. I dread to think that someday my kids in future will see it on TV and ask me about it!”
“It’s so strange that people are unnecessarily focusing on my past. While I and Dhoni have moved on, it looks like some people are still stuck with it. It’s been eight years that chapter got over for me,” says Raai
“I was the brand ambassador for the team that he was a part of and we were together for less than a year. We had never committed to each other and never thought of getting married either, so I don’t understand why people would talk about us. It didn’t work for us, so we moved on,” adds the actress.
She added, “I have had three or four relationships after Dhoni, but no one seems to have noticed it.”
Though the two went their separate ways a long time back but there is no love lost between the two. “I knew him really well and don’t know if I can call it a relationship because it never worked out. We still have respect for each other. He has moved on and gotten married. That’s the end of the story. I am a very happy person right now and work is my priority.”
As Dhoni tied the knot with Sakshi Rawat in 2010, Raai expected it will put an end to all the reports but she feels sad when it pops up again. “I want to tell the world that we are two different phases now, looking at our respective careers. We felt sorry for each other but we’ve not been in touch ever since. There needs to be a full stop to all these baseless link-ups now.”
Raai Laxmi made her debut at the age of 15 in the Tamil film Karka Kasadara in 2005. She was then seen in a number of Tamil films like Kundakka Mandakka opposite R. Parthiban, Perarasu’s action-masala flick Dharmapuri, and the romance film Nenjai Thodu.
Raai Laxmi made her debut in Malayalam in 2007, starring in Rock & Roll opposite Mohanlal. She followed it up with several successful films such as Annan Thambi, 2 Harihar Nagar, Evidam Swargamanu and Chattambinadu.
And as the teaser of Raai Laxmi’s debut Bollywood film Julie 2 landed, we saw Raai bathing in the sun and raising the temperature in her steamy appearance.