One of the few ‘pukka’ Tamils in Kollywood, Trisha Krishnan, who was most recently seen in sizzling in Sarvam, makes a high profile move to Bollywood. Blessed with stonking good looks and a highly successful modelling and acting career, gorgeous Trisha gets to star alongside ‘Singh is King’ and ‘Blue’ hero, the muscled macho man Akshay Kumar, in Bollywood.
Impressing the Malayali director Priyadarshan, who is well known for re-making Tamil and Hollywood films into Hindi box-office stormers, like super-hit Chandramukhi into Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Thevar Magan into Virasat, his latest, Khatta Meeta (Sweet and salty), stars this new pairing of Akshay and Trisha.
Initially, Akshay and the crew in the North were concerned about Trisha playing down her lack of Hindi speaking skills, but she surprised them all when she delivered her dialogues perfectly, following the footsteps of Asin, the Ghajini (with Surya in Tamil and Aamir Khan in Hindi) girl who is currently making waves in Bollywood.
Her innate beauty and screen presence, alongside oodles of acting talent, show Trisha as yet another stunning export from the South to the North, following in the lines of Vyjayanthimala, Jaya Pradha, Rekha, Hama Malini , Sridevi, Meenakshi Sheshasdri, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Vidhya Balan, and Shriya Sharan (who is from the North originally, but has taken the South by storm with hits like Azhagiya Tamizh Magan, Sivaji and Kandasamy).
This is Trisha’s second outing with director Priyadarshan, as he showcased her early promise in 2002’s memorable musical, Laysa Laysa. She made her Tamil debut in the film Jodi, alongside Prashanth (Jeans), Simran (Kanatthil Muthamitamittal) and Isha Koppikar (En Swasa Katre). One will reminisce on the song Velli Malare, which was a re-cycled track from the Hindi Doli Sajna, which was a tremendous hit.
Trisha is also taking over the endorsements Bollywood’s biggest names, stealing away big accounts from the likes of Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta. Her natural charm, poise, love for partying and the limelight, makes her the perfect candidate for high profile ventures.
We wish Trisha luck in Bollywood as the highest paid actress in the South and hope she will continue to conquer the regional cinema industry too, as she is one of the few original Chennai Tamils in the Southern industry right now.
Words: Ashanti OMkar