Changing tides: Female-centric films taking center stage again!
A new trend has emerged where leading ladies, even those who are married or mothers, are securing 'lead' roles, particularly in films with a star-centric focus
HYDERABAD: In a notable shift, senior actresses and married heroines are no longer confined to 'key' roles in films. A new trend has emerged where leading ladies, even those who are married or mothers, are securing 'lead' roles, particularly in films with a star-centric focus.
Let's delve into the recent projects of some of these leading ladies.
Nayanthara, often hailed as a lady superstar, consistently juggles three or four films at a time, with a significant portion dedicated to female-oriented roles. Noteworthy among her upcoming projects are 'Annapoorani' and 'Test.'
'Annapoorani,' her 75th film, showcases Nayanthara in the role of a Brahmin girl and is set to release on December 1. The teaser for the film provides a glimpse of her character reading a book related to meat.
In 'Test,' Nayanthara shares the screen with Madhavan and Siddharth, with the narrative centering around the interwoven lives of middle-class families and the game of cricket.
Jyothika, who took a hiatus from films after her marriage to hero Surya in 2006, made a comeback around 2015, starring in a dozen films with strong female protagonists.
Recently, she has greenlit lead roles in Hindi films, marking her return to Bollywood after two decades. Additionally, she is set to star alongside Mammootty in the Malayalam film 'Kadal The Core.' This marks her return to Malayalam cinema after a decade, indicating a strategic move to diversify her acting career.
Trisha, a prominent star in her forties, has been actively participating in regular commercial films opposite male leads. Her current projects include 'Aida Muerchi' with Ajith in Tamil and 'Ram' with Mohanlal in Malayalam.
Trisha, who played a significant role in 'Ponniyin Selvan 2' earlier this year, also appeared in the female-oriented film 'The Road' alongside 'Leo,' opposite Vijay, last month.
Kajal Aggarwal who marked her second innings after her marriage also look forward to "Satyabhama" where she plays a powerful cop. She pins high hopes on the film's success.
Slowly and Steadily, the female-centric films are taking up the central stage again.