What is everyone talking about? Asin‘s overnight success in Bollywood and the way it all happened is as if it was scripted! What could be the secret of Asin‘s success? Though fortune (or fate?) is a major fact in cinema, the actress would surely reaffirm that all this did not happen overnight, but only after several years of hard work and being at the right place at the right time! Anyway, Asin is basking in well-deserved success after Aamir Khan‘s Ghajini.
Asin’s magic began after she was appeared as the heroine of four leading Tamil actors: Suriya, Vikram, Vijay and Ajith in Ghajini, Maja, Sivakasi and Varalaru respectively. Asin was honoured with the Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Suriya’s Ghajini, which some consider to be the first breakthrough in her career. Asin then opted for a less hectic schedule, becoming choosier in selecting her roles.
Her biggest landmark came with her first dual role in Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus Dasavathaaram, and her portrayal was praised as her “best-to-date”. After establishing herself as a leading actress in the South, Asin moved into Bollywood with Aamir Khan’s Ghajini. The film garnered positive reactions from critics and masses alike, with Asin being presented four prestigious awards: Filmfare Best Hindi Debut Award, Star Screen Best Female Newcomer Award and Stardust Female Superstar of Tomorrow Award and the IIFA award.
Asin means pure, without blemish. Just like her name, she maintained an extremely sparkling clean image when she acted in Southern language films. But after her Bollywood debut, the grapevine keeps buzzing about Asin and her co-actors, especially London Dreams’ Salman Khan. Asin has been linked with Salman ever since they came together for London Dreams. “Linking up co-stars is an outdated pre-publicity stunt for films. Salman is chilled-out guy, very supportive. We have a good professional rapport,” Asin said recently.
Apart from Khan’s London Dreams, Asin is also the heroine of Bharat Bala’s trilingual international project The 19th Step to be made in English, Japanese and Tamil with ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Haasan and Japanese superstar Tadanobu Asano in the lead roles. With such stunning offers in hand, it looks like Asin has become a truly international star!