EXCLUSIVE: This leading actress turned down the offer of acting in Vijay's Bigil!
Bigil was Vijay’s last release and it was a huge hit at the box office collecting over 300 crores at the worldwide box office. The film was directed by Atlee and produced by AGS Entertainment. Vijay was seen in dual roles, as the iconic don - Rayappan and the super smart and classy Michael (aka Bigil) who is the coach of the Tamil Nadu Women’s Football team. Vijay’s charismatic screen presence and energetic performance earned positive reviews from the fans and critics. Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Vivekh, Daniel Balaji, formed the supporting cast. The film had a lot of inspiring moments that created a huge impact among the mainstream audience. The film also appealed to the women folk in a big manner, thanks to the blockbuster success of ‘Singappenney’ song.
Bigil was a story about the journey of Tamil Nadu Women’s Football team and we saw a talented bunch of actors playing the team players. Amritha Aiyer, Indhuja, Varsha Bollamma, Reba Monica John, Indraja Shankar, Gayathri Reddy were some of the notable names who acted as football players. Having said that, we have an interesting update that you might have not heard about, all these days. How many of you knew that actress Nivetha Pethuraj was approached to play one of the football players in the film? Interesting, right?
Yes! In a recent exclusive interview with Galatta Media, Nivetha Pethuraj revealed that she was approached to act in Bigil. Talking about it, she said, “I was offered to act in Bigil when they were doing casting in the initial stages. But, I did not want to be a part of that. It was my decision. Maybe, next time”.
Nivetha Pethuraj recently posted videos of playing football with her younger brother and those videos went viral on social media. Talking about it, Nivetha Pethuraj said that she was a trained football player in Dubai. “When I was 15-16, I played football for a team called Phoenix in Dubai. I have been playing football since my childhood. Dubai’s National Game is football and so it has been part of me for a long time. I had a proper jersey for myself and played for a team. But now, I don’t remember much about the game. To avoid losing the touch, I play on and off with my brother,” said Nivetha.
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