In the days of yore, veteran actresses like Sridevi had no inhibitions to work with senior actors like NTR and ANR when in the 20s’. But, it is not the case now. Currently, young heroines are not ready to work with senior stars, even though they are offered hefty remuneration. They are worried about not getting new offers with young heroes if they begin to work with seniors.
Also, directors who understood that audiences are no more ready to accept young heroines with seniors are not recruiting them. So, it’s become a daunting task for filmmakers to set actresses for 60+ actors. Even the charming and very fit senior hero like Nagarjuna is having a facing this issue. It was a huge task for casting team to select a lead actress opposite Nag, and Lavanya Tripathi was the only South Indian actress to feature next to him.
Now, a younger actress than Lavanya and her junior – Payal Rajput (RX100 fame) are reportedly gearing up to act alongside Nagarjuna. As per latest Tollywood reports, Payal is said to have confirmed for Nag starrer ‘Manmadhudu-2’. As soon as the news about Payal onboarding on to Nagarjuna’s film, it is now learned that the young beauty is recruited to act opposite Venkatesh for his next film ‘Venky Mama’ as well.
After considering several heroines for Venky, the film’s director Bobby seems to have finally zeroed in on Payal Rajput. For this multi-starrer film, Rakul Preet Singh has been selected opposite Naga Chaitanya. Payal, being a junior to Rakul, may be a right choice by the director but it remains to be seen if she will be able to gain films opposite young heroes, after working with the two senior actors in back-to-back movies.