The business in the film industry is propelled to reach a stalemate. While small and medium-sized investors have been releasing movies from OTT platforms which have mushroomed during the pandemic, some big ticket movies are still waiting for the right day to come before audiences.
Movies that have glam factors have no option left but to wait for theatres to open. Anushka Shetty-starrer ‘Nishabdam’ is one such example that makers have been emphasising on film to be projected on the big screen.
Although there have been clear guidelines issued by the government giving nod for film shootings and post-production work, nothing much seemed to come out as actors and film crew have been fearing contracting disease if they walk on to the sets.
For actors, the year 2020 has turned out to be a dull phase. Some of the leading female stars in the south are confined to homes with no work in hand. Apart from ‘Nishabdam’, Anushka is on board Hemant Madhukar’s upcoming project ‘Silence’ which is being shot in Tamil. After the ‘Baahubali’ series, Anushka rode high on ‘Bhaagamathie’.
Later, she appeared in Chiranjeevi’s ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ last year wherein she played the role of Jhansi Lakshmi Bai. Pooja Hegde is another reigning star in south and Telugu in particular. After the success with ‘Ala.. Vaikunthapurramuloo’, Pooja is being flooded with too many offers.
She is also on board as the female lead for Akhil Akkineni’s next movie titled ‘Most Eligible Bachelor’ which is being directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar. She has also the female lead in Prabhas upcoming period drama tentatively titled ‘Jaan’.
Shruti Haasan has been busy following her heart for the past few years. She last appeared in Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Katamarayudu’ in 2017. Since then, she has been busy doing projects in Hindi. Shruti will get herself busy in ‘Krack’ in which she plays the love interest to Ravi Teja.
Rashmika Mandanna is another leading lady of south film arena. Her last outing in Telugu, ‘Bheeshma’, proved to be a resounding success earning her another hit film. She is learnt to have been roped in for upcoming movie ‘Pushpa’ which is being directed by Sukumar.
The ‘Dear Comrade’ actor will share screen space for the first time in her career with Allu Arjun. Kajal Aggarwal has had an endearing run at the box office with successful films which brought her unimaginable stardom.
But, in the last string of films that she acted in, have diminished her career prospects of getting projects. Starting with Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s ‘MLA’, Bellamkonda Srinivas’s ‘Kavacham’ and, subsequently, ‘Sita’, directed by Teja, and then Sharwanand’s ‘Ranarangam’ — all had fallen flat at the box office.
However, she is optimistic about striking gold with Megastar Chiranjeevi’s next film, ‘Acharya’. Another interesting project titled ‘Mosagallu’ has her playing the leading lady opposite Vishnu Manchu. Nidhhi Agerwal and Nabha Natesh, who have improved their prospects with Puri Jagannath’s ‘iSmart Shankar’, too, have landed in good projects.
Niddhi will be playing the female lead in the untitled film which will be launching Mahesh Babu’s nephew Sriram Adittya. Nabha Natesh is the female lead in ‘Solo Brathuke So Better’ and ‘Alludu Adhurs’ which are waiting to be released on OTT platform. Another beauty Shraddha Srinath is also in the list of emerging female stars after her performance in Nani’s ‘Jersey’. Her last movie ‘Krishna and his Leela’ has good response from viewers.
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