2011’s power list (female) saw some ruthless oustings, deserved comeback and new entries.
Tamanna, Trisha, Andrea, Nayantara, Shriya Saran, Sneha and Reema Sen did not figure anywhere in our list and a new bevy of young skilled huntresses were supposed to take over in 2011.
At the beginning of 2011, We gave a list of who the sexiest pin-up girl of 2011 in Kollywood will be? The young actresses who were contenders for Number one slot in 2011, in our list were Hansika Motwani, Shruti Hassan, Taapsee, Oviya, Karthika, Deeksha Seth, Amala Paul, Varalakshmi. But sadly, none of these girls could create a massive impact.
No one knows how to stay at the top better than Anushka. While it may be a tad mystifying as to how she is in our list, with just two average films Vaanam and Deiva thirumagal, the answer may well lie in her sheer redoubtable star power. She is on the wish list of Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan to all top stars who want her to ink their projects. She is doing Karthi‘s untitled film directed by Suraj, Selvaraghavan‘s Irandam Ulagam with Aarya, Vikram‘s AL Vijay actioner Thaandavam.
Kajal Agarwal may not have a single release in Tamil in 2011, but she has emerged as Anushka’s biggest competitor. She is doing films with two hot ‘n’happening stars, Maatran with Surya and Thuppakki with Vijay.
Hansika Motwani started the year with Maapillai, followed it up with Engeyum Kadhal and ended the year with the hit Velayudham. She came out with flying colours but is yet to be a part of a blockbuster hit. She has Simbu‘s Vettai Mannan and Udhayanidhi Stalin‘s Rajesh directed Oru kal oru kannadi coming up for release, which is sure to take her places.
Lakshmi Rai made a wild card entry with two blockbusters Kanchana and Mankatha but it was Anjali, Ananya, Richa gangopadhyay and Iniya who made an impact by proving that they can act and hold immense potential for 2012.
Amala Paul managed to be a newsmaker who was able to create a buzz around her- be it her confidence factor, photo-shoot for magazines and her link-up with director Vijay. In Deiva thirumagal, her only release in 2011 she had to play second fiddle to Anushka. 2012 looks promising for her with Vettai and Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal ready for release
Trisha proved that she is a big-budget survivor by being a part of the blockbuster hit Mankatha in which she had to share screen space with Lakshmi Rai and Anjali.
Taapsee‘s Aadukalam was her trump card but critics lambasted her Vandaan Vendraan which was a b-o turkey but one flop does not make or break a career. She is yet to sign any new projects in Tamil.
Shruti Hassan had a dream debut with 7am Arivu, a role that was too heavy for the young girl to carry it on her tender shoulders. Shruti Hassan may have some proving to do on the acting chops front,but her screen presence is unmistakable. Her much-hyped Aishwarya Dhanush directed 3 releases in 2012 and that will be the real test.
Karthika was touted to make waves especially after her debut film Ko became a super hit. But there was no buzz around her and her decision to be too choosy and stay away from limelight made her a dampener. Oviya and Amy Jackson were wiped out while lady luck didn’t smile at Varalakshmi in 2011 as her debut film Poda Podi is yet to be completed.
Nayantara and Reema Sen did not have a single release and news about their impending marriage in 2012 has affected their market. Shriya Saran who had a b-o turkey in Routhiram is sending feelers to all the directors but is yet to bag any project.
Tamanna had Siruthai a hit and Venghai in 2011 but the actress has more or less said goodbye to Kollywood and is concentrating in Telugu.