Glam diva Anushka Shetty may be hassled that she is being asked when she is about to ‘settle down’. Her counterparts, Trisha and Kajal Agarwal, may similarly be under pressure to move away from the arc lights, yet find themselves being considered for plum assignments.
After a tepid run all through 2016, when she had three releases released in Tamil and Telugu, the 34-year-old Trisha is yet to have a release this year. This does not take away the fact that she has six projects on the anvil, a few of them awaiting release in the remaining months of 2017.
Her on screen pairing is with heroes like Arvind Swamy (‘Sathuranga Vettai 2’) and Vijay Sethupathi (`96’) which are exciting ones, given that the heroes have been highly-successful with their recent releases.
This increases the potential of these ventures to be dubbed and released in Telugu, a switchover market for many of her ilk in any case, beginning with Nayantara, Tamannah and Hansika Motwani and ending with the later lot.
The themes of her films range from romance to crime-n-action which gives her scope to show that she still has it in her to match acting strides with her male co-star.
Despite a low intensity campaign against her that her career is fading out after her pairing with megastar Chiranjeevi in ‘Khaidi No 150’, Kajal Agarwal has proven that she is still a reliable bet in the multi-lingual market of Indian cinema. Like Trisha, this 32-year old too had a mixed run at the BO last year, but the Chiru flick gave her career a booster shot, it appears.
She is right away busy with leading lights of southern cinema like Ajith Kumar ( Vivegam) and Vijay ( Mersal, to be dubbed into Telugu as ‘Adhirindi’) on the one hand in Tamil and with Rana Daggubati’s forthcoming ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ which is riding high on the impact of the recent success of the latter’s ‘Bahubali 2’.
It is also notable that Kajal is completing 50 films this year, not a bad record for one who started her career a decade ago. It surely seems that the new gen of glamour girls have learnt a trick or two to keep their appeal extended for a longer period than their predecessors.