Nobody knows the answer to this syndrome but it remains an indisputable fact that heroines hailing from God’s Own Country have always enjoyed successful careers in Tamil films.
Right from the days of Padmini and her two sisters in the fifties and the Ambika–Radha sisters in the eighties to the likes of Nadhiya, Asin and Nayantara, all have done very well and enjoyed stardom to the hilt in Kollywood.
Born as Shruthi Sawant, the Malayalee girl was rechristened as Iniya and got noted in a stellar role in Sargunam’s national award-winning Vaagai Sooda Vaa though she had starred in a few films in Tamil earlier. Her Kanpesum Varthaigal opposite television actor-turned-hero Senthil released last Friday.
Like her contemporary actress Anjali, Iniya too doesn’t look for big heroes’ films or big-budget films and signs up a project if she is convinced that the script is good and her role is reasonable meaningful in it. This explains her pairing up opposite newcomer Senthil.
Iniya has some very good projects lined up for release in Tamil. She has a significant role in Chennaiyil Oru Naal, produced by Radhika Sarathkumar and starring Sarathkumar, Cheran and Prasanna in the lead. The film is to release shortly.
She also signed up Masani opposite Ramki, yesteryear’s popular hero who makes a comeback as hero after a hiatus of more than 15 years. She also has Nugam wherein she plays the lead role and Rendavathu Padam, where she plays an interesting cameo. She has also signed up Pulivaal whose shoot is yet to commence. Looks as if she has a bright spell ahead in Kollywood!