Friends, the 1999-released Siddique-Lal movie, is one of the most celebrated films of that time. The movie had a huge star cast, including Jayaram, Mukesh, Meena, Sreenivasan, Divya Unni, etc.
Interestingly, Manju Warrier was the initial choice for Meena's role in the movie. Actor Mukesh revealed the fact in the recently aired Badai Bungalow show, which had Manju Warrier as the guest.
The role Padmini, which has a touch of negative shades, was originally written for Manju Warrier. The actress was highly impressed with the character and immediately agreed to do the film.
But, things took a different turn when Manju suddenly decided to tie the knot with her longtime sweetheart Dileep. She decided to put an end to her acting career and backed out from the project at the last minute.
It was a huge blow to the team who were all set to start the filming of the movie. Later, they made some changes in the character and went on to rope in Southern sensation Meena, for the role.
Now, both the actresses have made a comeback into the film industry. Manju is all set to release her upcoming movie Karinkunnam Sixes, while Meena will soon join the sets of Jibu Jacob's Mohanlal movie.