Ever since Tamil cinema came into existence, heroines are always looked upon as ‘dream-girls’ by their fans and the movie-goers. The status of the so-called ‘dream-girl’, though, doesn’t last for more than a decade; one of the top heroines continues to occupy the slot which gets vacated when the particular heroine becomes ‘older’ or falls out of favour with the heroes, producers and directors.
More often than not, the heroines who are able to act as well as maintain a slim frame tend to become ‘dream-girls’. Right from the days of Khushboo in the nineties and then Simran and Jyothika till today’s generation of heroines in Nayantara and Tamannaa, some heroine gets slotted in the ‘dream-girl’ status by her ardent fans.
Heroines starring opposite leading heroes and in highly successful movies automatically become the most sought-after ones. Among the present crop of heroines, those who vie for the ‘unofficial’ status of a ‘dream-girl’ include the likes Anushka, Hansika motwani, Richa Gangopadhyay and Amala Paul, not to discount the likes of Tamannaa and the ageing yet pretty-looking Trisha.
Those in the reckoning like Anushka, Amala Paul and Hansika Motwani have only a handful of films on hand and have some way to go to be considered a full-fledged Tamil heroine. As such, the slot of ‘dream-girl’ still remains vacant as of now and it remains to be seen as to who would occupy this coveted position in Kollywood in the near future!