Actor Aishwarya Rajesh, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her performance in National Award-winning Tamil drama Kaaka Muttai, has landed the leading role opposite actor Arjun Rampal in her Bollywood debut. “I play the leading lady in Arjun Rampal’s latest production Daddy. It’s a very bold, performance-oriented role, and the team had originally cast someone else. However, when Arjun saw my performance in Kaaka Muttai, he roped me in,” Aishwarya said.
It was one of the girls from the production team who suggested Aishwarya’s name to Arjun. “This girl recommended my name after she watched Kaaka Muttai. Arjun was thrilled with my performance and immediately got me on board, and didn’t mind my language barrier,” she said, and added that she’s elated with the opportunity.
Aishwarya has a little over a month before she joins the sets of Daddy, and in the interim, she will brush up her Hindi skills. “As much as I’m happy, I know it’s not going to be easy in Bollywood. But this is a big opportunity and I want to make the best use of it,” she said.
In Daddy, Arjun will be essaying the role of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli. Aishwarya is currently shooting for a yet-untitled Tamil project with actor Sibiraj.