What keeps the top actresses away from Tamil films?
If we take a glance at Tamil film industry, we can find only a few actress, who has made big in Kollywood. Shreya Saran, Asin Thottumkal, Trisha Krishnan and Nayantara are counted among the top Kollywood leading ladies. But most of them have now extended their reach to Bollywood and other film industries. So, they prefer to sign selective projects in Kollywood.
Trisha has made her Bollywood debut with the Akshay Kumar starrer movie Khatta Meetha this year. Though the film did not do well at the Box Office, Trisha got noticed by the filmmakers for her wonderful performance.
Coming back to Asin, she is doing quite a good in Bollywood following her successful debut opposite Aamir Khan in Ghajini. As a result, she has become too expensive for Tamil filmmakers to cast her in their films.
On the other hand, filmmakers prefer to sign the experienced heroines in their movies because these ladies are acquainted with the format of commercial cinema.
According to a top Tamil hero, it is quite tiresome to work with a new actress because they take quite a long time to complete the shooting schedules and are not aware about the trends and styles of commercial cinema.
Recently, director Lingusamy zeroed in on Sameera Reddy as one of the actresses in his multi-starrer film Vettai after searching a lot for other Tamil heroines. He also signed a comparatively new actress Amala Paul for playing the other female lead. Lingusamy is known for giving equal importance to the heroines as he gives to the lead heroes. So, it was tough for him to sign a new face.
According to a leading producer, the new girls lack glamor and style even if they can act well. But when it comes to commercial films, the producers want a package of both good acting skills and glamor. Another South Indian leading actress Anushka has also cut down her Tamil projects and prefers to work in Telugu films.
As a result, this has cleared the way for others like Amala Paul, Kajal Aggarwal, Hansika Motwani and Shruti Hassan. It seems that the crisis will soon end if these heroines can prove themselves with commercial success in Tamil film industry.