Actress Raai Laxmi has been grabbing headlines since the trailer of her upcoming erotic thriller, Julie 2, was released. The movie, which is a sequel to the Neha Dhupia starrer Julie, is backed by our sanskaari ex-CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani. The movie also marks the Bollywood debut of south siren Raai Laxmi.
Raai Laxmi is a very popular face in the southern film industry where she has done many movies in all four languages - Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. She has done 49 movies till now and Julie 2 will be her 50th film.
Apart from movies, the actress was in news for dating MS Dhoni as well. According to Hindustan Times, the actress once dated Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It was about 5 years ago. In an earlier interview with a leading daily, she said, “I was the brand ambassador for the IPL 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.”
When Dhoni's biopic titled MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was to be released, Raai Laxmi was reportedly anxious to know if the film involves anything to do with her. During an interview with entertainment portal SpotBoye, she was asked about Dhoni, to which she responded with this strange question, “Who’s he?”.
Really, ‘Who’s he?’ is kind of a silly response. Dhoni is the man who led the Indian cricket team that won two World Cups and broke a lot of records.
However, to save her from more embarrassment, she said, “This needs to have a full stop. It was a long time ago, he is happily married now, he has a daughter… Certain things don’t work out, and then you have to move on. People had quickly taken it to a level that I was going to get married to him, and that was simply not true. The hype got us into an awkward space and that is why I do not talk to the media much about this, but I am talking a bit now. I do not want to speak about him in detail because I respect him a lot."
When asked if she was crestfallen as the relationship didn't work, she replied, "It was not in that space and the media wrote about it before that.I have dated four other men after that but nobody is talking about them. It’s about Dhoni, just because it is sensational news."
Going back to Julie 2, the movie follows the typical story of a budding actress who compromises on her morals and beliefs to become a superstar. With numerous sexy scenes and plenty of skin show, it seems similar to the first film. The movie is directed by Deepak Shivdasani.