‘I Rejected Arjun Reddy Because of Lip-locks’
Successful hero Sharwanand has publicly confessed about how bad he had felt for rejecting ‘Arjun Reddy’ when the director first approached him. Having witnessed how bold the heroine’s character in the film was, we can easily presume several actresses might have turned it down too. Here is one such actress who now rues for rejecting the film as she was hesitant about doing the several lip-locks in the film.
South actress Parvatii Nair, who has predominantly acted in Tamil and Malayalam films, has in a recent interview revealed that she was approached for “Arjun Reddy”. Talking about the missed opportunity, the ‘Uttama Villain’ actress said that she had rejected Arjun Reddy because of the intimate scenes and lip-locks.
She added that it seemed a simple and very ordinary love story when Sandeep had narrated to her, and so feeling unsure of a debut director’s vision and also doing the intimate scenes, she turned down the role which made debutante Shalini Pandey an overnight star.
“But, when I saw the film in a theatre, I felt so bad and unfortunate for missing it. One must give full credit to director Sandeep for converting a simple love story into a genuinely impactful film. The presentation was so well that I just fell in love with the film,” Parvatii reportedly revealed.
Besides ‘Arjun Reddy’, Parvatii also rejected ‘Aruvi’, which was the finest Tamil film of 2017.