Amala Paul, who starred in the controversial ‘Sindhu Samaveli’ by director Hari a few months back and drew a lot of flak from the press, critics, film-goers in general and women in particular for portraying the role of a daughter-in-law who ‘admits’ the sexual overtures of her father-in-law, is in a hurry to put the past behind her and wants to forget the film.
She is now savouring the success of her latest venture, the Prabhu Solomon-directed ‘Mynaa’, which has been making waves for the past couple of months. The film, having newcomer Vidharth as her hero, has been appreciated by the print and television media and the industry folks besides the audience for its raw charm. That the songs of the film have added to her popularity is a well-known fact.
The Kerala-born Amala Paul, who now has switched to her original name of Amala from her ‘Anakha’ given to her by Sami (director of Sindhu Samaveli), is quite upbeat about the roles she has on hand thanks to the roaring success of ‘Mynaa’. Following on the footsteps of the many Malayalam actresses who have made it big in Tamil like Oorvasi, Revathi, Asin, Gopika, Bhavana & Meera Jasmine, Amala is only keeping up the tradition, say observers.
She has been signed up as one of the two heroines, along with the sizzling Anushka, opposite Vikram in his upcoming film ‘Deivamagan’ which is directed by Vijay of ‘Kireedom’ and ‘Madarasapattinam’ fame. She is also said to be in talks to pair up opposite Aarya, who has had a hat-trick of successes as hero, in his next film.
She is on top of the world for the telephonic compliment she got from superstar Rajinikanth who regretted at a recent event that Solomon didn’t think him ‘fit enough’ to play a role in such a ‘great’ film (‘Mynaa’).
Carry on, Amala!