With the recent rise in interest in the South Indian film industry, all thanks to Bahubali which has set the box-office registers ringing, eyes are once again on stars who originallly hailed from the south and have now shown interest in working in the southern film industry. The most obvious of them being Bollywood actress Sridevi, who will now be seen in Vijay's Puli after bidding farewell to Tamil cinema nearly 30 years ago.
While people are eagerly waiting to see her evil queen act on big screen, we wonder what made the Chandni actress say yes to Puli.
According to a report in bollywoodlife.com, it is well known that Sridevi was first offered the role of Sivagami in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali, which was later played spectacularly well by Ramya Krishnan. Though, Sridevi was interested in the role of Sivagami, her asking fee was something the filmmakers were unable to meet thus opting for Ramya Krishnan instead!
Another bit of news as per the same report is that Sridevi was offered a whopping sum by makers of Puli. Though the figures are undisclosed, it is being said that Sridevi has been paid on par with an A-list hero in Kollywood.
Not just that, Sri also made sure that her role in Puli is as important and lengthy as Illayathalapathy Vijay’s character in the film. Also, in her contract, Sridevi had demanded on bringing her own make up artists and all her costumes had to be pre-approved by her. Well, speaking of starry demands, it still remains to be seen if Sridevi's star status is able ride Puli to the same heights of success as Bahubali!
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