Actress Lakshmi Rai has opted for a name change and henceforth she will be called as Raai Lakshmi.
A source close to the ‘Mankatha’ actress said that she has acquired an action heroine image and she is also doing the role of a biker in one of her upcoming projects ‘Irumbukuthirai’.
She has opted for the shift of words in her name since she feels that her name in its present form indicates her as a soft person.
The actress herself has confirmed that henceforth she should be called as Raai Lakshmi. She terms it as the shifting of name rather than calling it a name change and she has added an extra ‘a’ to Rai since it will be her first name.
When asked for the reason Raai Lakshmi has said that her parents had named her after the Goddess Lakshmi. But no one calls her Lakshmi and people refer to her as Lakshmi Rai. Even her parents use to call her as Rai. She had decided to opt for the change a year ago but could not do that owing to her prior commitments.
The tall and handsome actress also revealed that her father had been insisting her for a long time to change her name as Raai since it matches her personality.
The actress confirms that all her upcoming and future films will credit her as Raai Lakshmi.