Aishwarya Rai has hardly done any Telugu films. She always did Tamil films that were dubbed and released in Telugu. But still, she has a huge number of Telugu speaking fans and actor Venkatesh Daggubati is one of them. But somehow the actor missed her. Wondering how? Let us tell you.
Preminchukundam Raa is one of the biggest hits in Venkatesh’s career. This film has Anjala Zaveri as the leading lady. This was back then in 1997 and the film was helmed by Jayanth C Paranjee.
The narration of the film is a highlight and it was one of the first Telugu films to run in the theatres for 100 days and 50 days in 57 centers. The songs too were a super hit.
But not many know that Aishwarya Rai was the first choice for this role. Aish was not a successful heroine back that year then and that was the reason the makers of the film didn’t want her in the film. So Jayanth kept aside the idea of roping in Aish and chose to have Anjali in the film.
Just like they all expected, Anjala stole the show with her performance and won many hearts. Later, she collaborated with Nandamuri Balakrishna and Chiranjeevi as well. She’s been part of a good number of Telugu films and made a mark for herself.
Though Venky couldn’t bag a chance to work with Aishwarya, the fact is that the film went to be a huge hit at the box office. And now, having Aishwarya even for a cameo would cost crores to the makers. Things have changed a lot.