Aishwarya Rai is a much-sought-after actress for every director as well as actor. Currently,  she is busy working with popular south filmmaker Mani Ratnam in Ponniyin Selvan. She began her filmy career with Mani Ratnam in his Malayalam movie Iruvar featuring Mohanlal and Prakash Raj.

Aishwarya acted in a few South Indian movies before she established herself in Bollywood. But did you know, she previously had rejected four films with Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth?

According to reports, Aishwarya was approached for four Tamil movies of Rajinikanth - Padayappa, Baba, Chandramukhi and Sivaji. However, she turned down the offer. It's a known fact that every single actress is desperate to share screen space with Thalaivar, but Aishwarya had rejected his movies.


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During an event, Rajinikanth also mentioned the same, "When the makers of the movie approached me, I told them first to get the dates of Vadivelu, because he is a busy man. After which I asked to them to approach Aishwarya Rai. You might ask why her name crops up for every film of mine and wonder whether I like to do a duet with Aishwarya... we approached her for Padayappa to play the Neelambari character."

Rajini continued, "We then had offered her a role in Baba and changed the character once she was not part of the film. Then, the offer was sent to her for Chandramukhi. Imagine how this movie would have been if she had enacted the role (Jyothika's character). Now, we are in talks with her for Sivaji."

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Rajinikanth also talked about his film Chandramukhi. He said, "Jyothika is in Mumbai and could not attend the event due to health issues. I was not sure whether Jyothika could do justice for this role, but P Vasu sir was confident."

After rejecting his films four times, Aishwarya accepted Rajinikanth's Enthiran, which was later dubbed into Hindi as Robot.