Model Urvashi Rautela is to star opposite Darshan in Airavata.
The director AP Arjun, who had initially cast model-turned-actress Erica Fernandes as the lead, had her exit from the project, reportedly because she was too skinny for the part. There was then buzz that Rachita Ram was supposed to do the role.
Arjun says, “I was in search of a heroine for the film for 15 days, when I came across an advertisement and saw photos of Urvashi. Later, I got to know that she was a beauty queen. During her audition, her height (5’10”), her smiling face and her dance skills pushed me to consider her for Airavata.”