Lakshmi Rai did not have her luck the first time she debuted in Telugu. Her first film, Kanchanamala Cable TV, was a resounding flop at the box office. Consequently, she disappeared from the scene for a long while, until Kanchana brought her back into the limelight. (She had done some Malayalam and Tamil films in-between, but they were largely unknown to the Telugu world).
Thanks to Raghava Lawrence, Lakshmi is not having to look back anymore. She currently has two films in two languages opposite two big stars. Adhinayakudu in Telugu sees her cast opposite Balakrishna. The film is scheduled to release in January.
The other film is a Malayalam project, where she is acting with Mohan Lal. Starring Casanova, the film is a romantic action thriller, which is slated to release on Jan. 26.
Lakshmi Rai is one actress who can grow in weight or come down by several kilograms, it seems, at will. She has always had it easy. Slim-lucky, so to speak.