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Radhikaa’s fun story on why Mani Ratnam chose Aishwarya Rai over her for Ponniyin Selvan

January 25, 2020 | 10:27 IST | CineBuzz |

Radhikaa Sarathkumar is known for her wittiness and the powerful actress never fails to impress.

During the audio launch of Vaanam Kottatum, the actress recalled the times with Mani Ratnam and how the filmmaker faced hard time while she was doing the role of Bharatanatyam dancer in his second film. “He cried at some point. He is crying even today. I had asked him ‘why did you cast me in that role’. His response will be in two words – ‘it’s okay,” the actress said at the event and Mani Ratnam could not stop laughing about it.

Radhika jovially also shared about how Mani Ratnam chose Aishwarya Rai Bachchan over her for his upcoming film, Ponniyin Selvan. She said, “Mani would prefer me to do all his important characters, but apparently Aishwarya Rai lacks a few inches than me which makes her, his ideal choice,” and this cracked up the crowd. “I asked Mani Ratnam for a role in Ponniyin Selvan, but he said ‘it’s two inches here and there,” she added. Everything that the actress said was on a lighter note. Check out the video below.

Mani Ratnam has co-written Radikaa Sarathkumar’s upcoming film, which has been directed by Dhana Sekaran. The film also Vikram Prabhu, Madonna Sebastian and Aishwarya Rajesh in the leads.