Vidhya Balan had surprised everybody with the announcement that she is not interested in working in the Telugu version of Lagey Raho Munnabhai.
When Gemini Film Circuit revealed that it has plans to remake Lagey Raho Munnabhai in Telugu with Chiranjeevi in the lead, it was Vidhya Balan's name that was making the rounds as the probable heroine. But the actress has decided to not do the film because her friends and advisors felt that it wouldn't be such a good idea to star in a South-Indian film especially when her career is doing fabulously well in Bollywood.
She also has a series of films lined up in Hindi and Bengali in the near future. Then, there are those modeling assignments.
The actress was also approached by Kamalhasan to be his heroine in Dasavathaaram. But she had refused that offer too because she wasn't able to set callsheets aside for the film.
Competition is now on to get the heroine offer in this film.
Ileana, Nayantara, Amritha Rao and even Mamta Mohandas seem to be the serious contenders.
Prabhudeva will direct the film.