Raai Laxmi's Julie 2 casting couch story based on Nagma? Actress responds

Updated: 24 November, 2017 09:34 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The makers of Raai Laxmi starrer, 'Julie 2', have confirmed that the film is based on real-life incidents from an actress' life. However, the similarities are in tandem with 90s actress, Nagma's life

Former Central Bureau of Certification (CBFC) Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, is back as a producer and 'Julie 2' is his first film after his tenure as CBFC Chief. The film, starring Raai Laxmi, is based on the real-life incidents based on actresses' lives in the glamour world. The makers, too, are echoing this angle but have refrained from revealing the actress' name, on whom the film is based.

Nagma/Picture Courtesy: YouTube

There were various hints that the actress, on whom 'Julie 2' is based, had made her debut in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan. The actress in question was also rumoured to be in a relationship with a Tamil-Telugu superstar. When her career in Bollywood and South film industry took a back-seat, she shifted to Bhojpuri film industry. And, all these hints refer to the 90s sensation, actress Nagma.

When Nagma learnt the news, she spoke to Deccan Chronicle about it. "Oh, is it? This is news to me," said a shocked Nagma. She further said, "I have no knowledge about it and was not informed about it earlier. I am hearing this for the first time." The actress went on to say that since the film is nearing its release, the makers are using this angle as a mere tool of publicity. Maybe the film Padmavati is garnering all the hype and the makers of Julie 2 need some publicity, which is why they might have hinted at such a development," Nagma said.

"At this point of time, I cannot speak about it and it'll be unfair because the film hasn't released yet. Normally, I do catch up on films, but this interesting development will make me watch the film for sure. I will only talk after the release. I am not denying the similarities between my character and the actress. These similarities are there. I don't know if they are deliberate or just a coincidence." she said.


First Published: 23 November, 2017 13:26 IST

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