Pretty Priyamani’s case is a queer one indeed. The actress, who has a pretty face, voluptuous figure and substantial acting prowess, finds herself out of work and out of favour with the Tamil film producers and directors. Despite having won the national award for ‘best actress’ for her role in Ameer’s ‘Paruthiveeran’, Priyamani hasn’t garnered the amount of success that was expected by the pundits.
After winning the national award in a deglamourized role, Priyamani attempted to go ‘glamourous’ in films like ‘Thotta’ and ‘Malaikkottai’. Though both the films did reasonably well at the box-office, she could find no takers. In order to survive in the industry, she moved to Tollywood and donned bikini roles in a couple of films thereby making her Telugu market ‘steady’ and ‘strong’.
She had a rather unforgettable outing in her last couple of films in Tamil in ‘Raavanan’ and ‘Rathasarithiram’. Ironically, both the films were made by ace directors Mani Ratam and Ram Gopal Varma. ‘Lady Luck’ simply refused to smile on Priyamani, it appears. She is also busy with a few Kannada movies, sources close to her say.
Priyamani celebrated her birthday in Bangalore recently with her friends and family. She is presently starring in a historical film ‘Kshetram’ in Telugu, which she hopes would revive her not-so-great career in Telugu films. Speaking to scribes, she asked them to ‘help her’ out by writing about her in a ‘positive’ manner and by spreading the message that she is ready to take on ‘any kind of role’ in Tamil films.