It now turns out that as many as three frontline heroines – Shruti Haasan, Samantha and Nayantara (the ‘Queen Bee’ of Kollywood at present) – turned down the offer to play the protagonist in Aruvi.
Debutant director Arun Prabhu shared this small piece of information while talking to the press at a meet-the-press event held to celebrate the film’s success. Released last Friday and starring newcomer Aditi Balan in the lead, Aruvi has been the talk of the town with netizens, celebrities and critics lauding the film’s script and the superlative performance of Aditi who dazzles as an actress in her debut film!
The trio of Samantha, Shruti Haasan and Nayantara were approached by Arun Prabhu to play the title role in Aruvi. The actresses refused to take up the offer which required them to lose considerable weight for sequences featured in the film’s second-half.
That Arun later auditioned and screen-tested more than 50 wannabe actresses before zeroing in on Aditi, who appears to be a ‘prize catch’ for Kollywood, is now history!