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12-20-2011, 10:18 PM #1
Why did Vidya Balan say no to Rajinikanth's Rana?
Vidya Balan has made quite a few fans with her portrayal of Southern Siren Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture and given her desi looks, the makers of Rajinikanth’s Rana offered her a role in the film. However, when Vidya asked for the script, they failed to revert with the copy.
Director KS Ravikumar later explained that he was in talks with several actresses for the same, along with Vidya. And, since the script was not completely ready, he couldn’t hand it over to her. Reports suggest that by the time the makers locked the story, it had taken a completely different angle.
Rana is on hold as the actor is busy shooting for daughter Soundarya’s 3D film, Kochadaiyaan. Rana’s dates were constantly pushed considering Rajini’s ill-health. His health had deteriorated during the first schedule of Rana, and now, the director wants Rajini to take complete rest before they start shooting for the film again, which stars Deepika Padukone opposite the superstar....being a human...