Reports have been circulating that leading Tollywood actress, Sai Pallavi, was approached by directors H. Vinoth and Lokesh Kanagaraj for female lead roles opposite Ajith in “Thunivu” and Vijay in “Leo,” respectively. It is said that Sai Pallavi declined both offers as she did not want to play a typical commercial heroine role with limited scope for her talent. However, these reports should be taken with a grain of salt since neither Vinoth nor Lokesh have confirmed approaching the actress, and it is possible that her refusals were due to scheduling conflicts.
Sai Pallavi is currently committed to playing the female lead in “SK 21” opposite Sivakarthikeyan and is also rumored to star as Sita in a retelling of the Ramayana with Allu Arjun playing Ram. Fans of Ajith and Vijay are criticizing the actress for playing similar roles in “Maari 2” and “NGK,” but the truth behind these rumors remains to be seen.