Lakshmi Rai is considered one of the hottest Indian film actresses currently acting in South Indian cinema and a potential Bollywood star. She is a star within the South Indian film circles as her most recent film, "Dhaam Dhoom" was a box office success and she received critical acclaim for her role as a lawyer. Lakshmi Rai in a recent interview discussed the possibility of her taking on the role of Vidya Balan in the remake of the Hindi film Ishqiya but in Tamil.
Lakshmi Rai admitted that she and the director have discussed her playing the role of Vidya Balan and it certainly seems as if they have already agreed that she will take on the role once the movie has been provided the requisite financial support from the studios. For Lakshmi Rai this role could provide her the next step in her career development and help prepare her for a potential move to Bollywood that she admitted was being investigated.
Lakshmi Rai has proven that she is a star in the Malayalam film industry as she had consecutive box office hits with her films so with a successful performance in the Talmil remake of Ishqiya it is likely that Lakshmi Rai could make the move to a Bollywood film.
When you are considered a star actress the media and fans are interested in your public life and Lakshmi Rai's private life has recently come under scrutiny concerning whether she has dated certain high profile cricket stars and her thoughts toward marriage. Interestingly, Lakshmi Rai had no qualms in admitting that she one day wants to get married and that she really does not worry about the rumours concerning her private life.
Lakshmi Rai has demonstrated on the movie screens, at the box office and even how she answers the questions of interviews that she is a legitimate South Indian film star has the talent, maturity and demeanor to be a Bollywood film star.