I'm on cloud nine, says Lakshmi Rai

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 08, 2011 07:05 hrs

Lakshmi Rai is all smiles.

Her career graph has never looked better and Lakshmi isn’t taking it easy either. With Kanchana and now Mankatha, she embarks on a new innings and this time, it’s special as she was pitted against three actresses- Trisha, Anjali and Andrea. 
The actress who was shooting with Mohanlal in a Malayalam film directed by Priyadarshan in Hyderabad says that she was keeping her fingers crossed on the day Mankatha released.

But after the first show, her phone was flooded with congratulatory messages from friends and well-wishers in the industry.

Says an elated Lakshmi: “I was not seen in the posters, publicity material or even television promos, but every reviewer in town has praised my character and performance over others. Even before the release, when I was asked if I was playing second fiddle, I had said that you have to wait and watch when the film releases and now I am pleased that my  decision was right and I'm on cloud nine”.

Lakshmi was seen in Ajith’s introduction song Vilaiyadu Mankatha and the major twist in the climax.