She started her career in 2005 with no knowledge of South Indian languages and now she is one of the known actresses in the South. The woman who lost almost seven-and-a-half kilos to make a career in Bollywood is all set to make her debut in Hindi cinema with ‘Julie 2’. Yes, we are talking about none other than the bold and beautiful, Raai Laxmi. Many of us know Raai Laxmi as MS Dhoni’s ex-girlfriend. However, Raai Laxmi has struggled a lot to make her name in movie and claims to be a “self-made woman”.
In her recent interview, Raai Laxmi opened up about her relationship with MS Dhoni and how it has got added to her reputation.
The question was: Did her 5-year relationship with MS Dhoni affect her career?
It didn’t affect my career. But it seems to have made a permanent place in my reputation. So many years after it ended I am still being asked about it. The strange part is, the headlines in Mumbai make it seem as if I am seeking publicity by talking about him when in truth I’ve gotten over whatever existed between us a long time ago. I’ve been in 4-5 relationships since. No one asks about them although my boyfriends were well-known. Why MS Dhoni?
Claiming that Dhoni’s name has become a permanent tag to her reputation, Laxmi says that people think that she seeks publicity taking the famous cricketer’s name but it’s not true at all. However, the actress is clear that her relationship with Dhoni is a thing of the past that keeps on haunting her because of the media.
Talking about her meeting with Dhoni and how things changed into love between them, Laxmi said,
I was a sports enthusiast from school, won many medals for games. And I wasn’t crazy about any one sport. I wasn’t a cricket fan as such. I was just a sports fanatic when I met Dhoni. One thing led to another, and here I am still answering questions about him when I have moved on. He has moved on.
Dhoni has definitely moved on and is a happily married family man now. But, Laxmi has no plans of getting into any relationship. As the actress wants to focus on her career and believes that love can wait!
I’ve realised it’s either a relationship or a career for me. I can’t have both. When I am in a relationship, I lose focus of my career. So I’d rather concentrate on my work. Love can wait.
Do you also think that it’s just the media that portrays as if Laxmi tries to seek publicity with Dhoni’s name? Do share your views in the comments below!