Pahlaj Nihalani who is the distributor for the erotic thriller Julie 2 has made some shocking revelations regarding the movie. Apparently, the lead actress, Raai Laxmi’s character is based on a popular actress of the 1990s and 2000s.
While the makers are refusing to divulge her name due to legal boundations, major hints have been dropped. The actress in question began her career in showbiz with a film opposite one of the Khans. She went on to deliver hits in Tamil and Telugu, but her affair with a married Tamil-Telugu superstar brought her career there to a crashing end. The actress then went on to make waves in the Bhojpuri film industry.
Pahlaj Nihalani told IANS, "It's definitely based on the actress... In fact, one of the main actors who is a part of our cast was also involved with that actress. We are not naming her as we don't want our film to be stopped. But once the film opens next Friday, it will be obvious to all which real-life actress Raai Laxmi is playing."Raai Laxmi also admitted to the similarities between her character and the actress.
The actress in question is believed to be Nagma. She made her debut opposite Salman Khan in Baaghi: A Rebel for Love. Nagma went on to be a part of big films down South, with bigwigs like Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi and NT Rama Rao as her co-stars.
Ravi Kishan, who is "one of the main actors" of Julie 2, also reportedly had an extramarital affair with Nagma after her foray into the Bhojpuri film industry.
When Deccan Chronicle got in touch with Nagma, she said, "Oh, is it? This is news to me. I have no knowledge about it and was not informed about it earlier. I am listening to it for the first time. Maybe the film Padmavati is garnering all the hype and the makers of Julie 2 need some publicity, which is why they might have hinted at such a development."
"At this point of time, I cannot speak about it and it'll be unfair because the film hasn't released yet. Normally, I do catch up on films, but this interesting development will make me watch the film for sure. I will only talk after the release," she added.
In another incident just a day before the release of the film, love making scenes have been leaked online. Raai Laxmi took to twitter to condemn it.
The movie is slated to release on November 24.
Wats happening ! I am shocked 😮 this is ridiculous & So upsetting to see someone leaking a video just before the release 😡😡our team is taking strict action against this ! #saynotopiracy 🙏#Julie2 https://t.co/VKFf8wuWlc
— RAAI LAXMI (@iamlakshmirai) November 23, 2017