Rajinikanth 'imagined Sridevi as Kundavai' in Ponniyin Selvan; Says he asked for a cameo in Mani Ratnam's film

During his speech at the event in Chennai, superstar Rajinikanth said that when he heard Ponniyin Selvan's story for the first time, he imagined Sridevi as Kundavai. 

Updated on Sep 08, 2022 05:30 PM IST  |  148.6K
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Rajinikanth imagined Sridevi as Kundavai

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, as the special guests, recently graced the grand trailer and audio launch event of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan. During his speech at the event in Chennai, superstar Rajinikanth said that when he heard Ponniyin Selvan's story for the first time, he imagined Sridevi as Kundavai. 

"When I read the story, I imagined Kamal as Arulmozhivarman, Sridevi as Kundavai, Vijaykanth as Aditya Karikalan and Sathyaraj as Pazhuvettaraiyar," said Rajinikanth. He also confessed that he wanted to be a part of Ponniyin Selvan but Mani Ratnam rejected it. The superstar said, "I wanted to be a part of #PS1 somehow, so I asked Mani sir if I can play Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar. He denied the offer saying my fans would not be happy. Anyone else would have taken it, but Mani denied it and this is what makes him unique."

On the other hand, Kamal Haasan confessed that he had plans to make a film on the book of Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 and wanted Rajinikanth to play the role of Vandhiyathevan, which is now being played by Vikram in Mani Ratnam's film. 

The Vikram star further revealed, "Sivaji sir told me to cast Rajini as Vanthiyathevan. I told him that I wanted to play it, but he insisted that I played ArunmozhiVarman instead."

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Anonymous
Sep 09, 2022 11:35 AM
Vikram is playing Aditya and not Vandhiyathevan. Karthi is playing that role, get your facts properly
Anonymous
Sep 08, 2022 08:34 PM
They may fancy saying anything now be it Kamal Hassan or Rajni but the truth is stalwarts like like Balaiya, SV Ranga Rao,, M.N. Nambiar, OAK.Thevar,
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