We take a quick look at the five actresses who are powerhouses of talent and have taken Tamil Cinema to new not just with their choice of roles but by also striking gold at the BO.
Between them, these leading ladies have delivered more than 20 hits, with their films garnering more than 100 crores.
Referred to as the bubbly actress in Kollywood, Hansika Motwani has been seen in a string of hits in recent times here. The child artiste from Mumbai has been known for her professionalism and humour is her forte. Her weight gain and loss have always been a topic of discussion but the pretty actress takes it in her stride. In recent times, there has been a buzz in Kollywood about her alleged relationship with Simbu a.k.a STR, with whom she has signed on two flicks. Despite Simbu reportedly flying in a private chopper to be with her on her birthday, the actress staunchly denies the relationship.
The Naan Ee girl had a few flops at the launch of her career in Kollywood but Tollywood embraced her with open arms. With her newfound success, Samantha apparently went on to charge one crore per film – a figure that had many other actresses seeing red. Sam now has a successful stint in the south. But what has got tongues wagging is her alleged relationship with Siddharth with whom she went to Kalahasti recently. Wonder if we’ll hear wedding bells soon!
This actress is a darling of Tollywood and has given wonderful performances in Tamil too. Her versatility has been showcased in movies like Singam, Deiva Thiirumagal and Thaandavam. Critical acclaim has been her best friend and she remains elusive to the media as always. Despite rumours floating around of her relationship with Nag Chaitanya and her alleged engagement to an NRI last year, the actress remained unfazed and focussed on work. Dedication is her second name indeed.
She made her entry a decade back into the Tamil film industry but Trisha has managed to hold her own in competitive Kollywood. The former Miss Madras is now also known for her work with PETA and has helped in the adoption of many stray dogs in the city. Despite rumours of her marriage surfacing every now and then, the actress says that she’s still looking to meet the right man. As for her alleged link-up with Rana Daggubati, Trisha smiles it off and says they are good friends. The arranged marriage route is something she has tried and it didn’t seem to work. Will 2013 be the magic year?
She made an entry into Kollywood in 2008 and last year made a mark with Thuppaki last year, which joined the 100 crore club. Just 26, she’s sizzling in T-Town and B-Town as well and has delivered hits in all. As for who she looks upto in the Indian film industry, she told CT earlier, “Aishwarya Rai… not because she is beautiful, but because she is intelligent. She is smart and I like the way she prioritises her life and is looking after her daughter now. I like people who have their priorities in place.” And it looks like this actress has got her priorities right too – there are no rumours of any alleged relationships or controversies. It’s all just about work!