Nowadays, drinking and smoking habits are very common among the actresses in Kollywood, in sharp contrast to the Tamil film industry's former reputation for being conservative. Most of the young actresses consume non-alcoholic beverages in the parties and have regular night-outs.
Comparing Lakshmi Rai with the buxom Shakeela John is sheer anathema. But the two actresses have a common habit: being connoisseurs of different varieties of beer!!
Earlier, even third rate Malayalee actors refused to act with the sex-bomb Shakeela due to her drinking and smoking habits. Some of her co stars complained that the actress regularly consumes beer during shooting breaks, and smokes nearly two dozen packs of cigarettes per day.
Now the Belgaum beauty Lakshmi Rai is going one up on Shakeela in this habit! According to the studio sources, Lakshmi Rai consumes nearly 3 beer cans during every break of her shooting! In film parties her thirst for beer seems unquenchable, thereby making her lose her consciousness.