Ameesha, Hansika, Sneha, Manjari back in Tollywood
Bolly lollies Ameesha Patel, Hansika, Sneha, Mamta Mohandass and Manjari Phadnis set for a second innings in T-Town
BVS Prakash (BOMBAY TIMES; November 11, 2010)
Guess what Ameesha Patel, Hansika, Sneha, Mamta Mohandass, Aksha, Manjari Fadnis and Madalsa Sharma have in common? These screen scorchers have been wooed by T-town dream merchants for their forthcoming ventures. Surprised?
Besides the obvious reason that these screen beauties have their oomph appeal which has always appealed to local film buffs, the fact that there is dearth of leading ladies in Tollywood (blame it on the limited shelf-life which means by the time an actress hits 25, it’s pack-up time for her) has compelled film producers to woo them back, instead of banking of debutantes. The handful of A-list heroines who can assure BO returns are too busy doing the juggling act between Tamil-Kannada-Bollywood films and are sometimes in no mood to play second fiddle to their male counterparts. “We browsed through numerous portfolios and picked Ameesha Patel who fits the bill. She is goodlooking, talented and the local audience likes her,” says C Kalyan, who has signed her for “Param Veera Chakra”.
Kollywood star Sneha who’s doing a Telugu film after after a considerable gap confesses that she was, “waiting to come back with a solid role. My new film with Nagarjuna is a period saga and it fits into my scheme of things.”
Teenaged Hansika Motwani is returning to T-Town with “Kandireega” opposite Ram after almost a year. “I have been busy with three big-ticket Tamil films, but still I couldn’t say no to this offer. I play the role of a chirpy girl. Plus, I’m paired with Ram again and it seems to be an interesting proposition,” she says. Aksha Pardasany, who tasted success with “Yuvatha” and “Ride” is “getting some very interesting offers” but says she would prefer to be “doubly sure before signing my next Telugu film.”.
Manjari Fadnis’ “Subapradam” might have crashed at the BO, but she’s optimistic that her ‘significant’ role in “Shakti” might change her fortunes. Mollywood’s current favourite Mamta Mohandass who’s done films with NTR Junior and Nagarjuna is on the verge of signing a Telugu film very soon and says “it’s a plum offer.”
While for most of these comeback lasses the hefty cheques have been instrumental in their return, in the long run their BO appeal will decide their stint in Tollywood this time around.
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