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Julie 2 Is based  on The  Life Of  a Well-Known tamil-Telugu-Hindi-Bhojpuri Actress

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The big secret  that the makers  of Julie 2  are trying to hide is out. The  film and its actress-protagonist’s story is based on the life of a well-known glamorous actress  of the 1990s  and  2000s. This actress, whose name we are withholding to avoid legal trouble for  the  film, started her career with a Hindi film featuring one  of  the Khan superstars. But it was her booming career in the South, in Tamil and Telugu cinema,that made her a superstar.

However  her torrid affair with a married Tamil-Telugu superstar drove her out of the South Indian film industry, with  the fans of the  Tamil-Telugu superstar  threatening this actress with  dire consequences if she broke  his married life. The actress had to rush out of the South Indian film  industry and  went on to become a  big name in Bhojpuri films.

All of  the above incident and episodes from the real-life actress are replicated faithfully in Julie 2.

Says  Rai Laxmi, “I am not denying the similarities between my character and  the actress you’ve mentioned. These similarities are  there. I don’t know  if they’re deliberate  or just a coincidence.”

However Pahlaj Nihalani who is  a presenter of Julie 2 clears the air . “It’s definitely based  on the actress you’ve named. In fact one of  the main  actors  who is part of our cast was also involved with that actress. We are  not naming her, as we  don’t want our film to be stopped. But  once the film opens next Friday it will be  obvious to all which real-life actress Rai Laxmi is playing.”

Does  Nihalani anticipate  any legal trouble?

“It’s possible that the actress may recognize  herself and come forward  . However we  have made sure she is  not mentioned anywhere  in  any  of the press meets,” says  Nihalani.

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