Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Trisha topples Nayanthara to become numero uno in Kollywood?

By Latha Srinivasan: Trisha has completed two decades in Kollywood but she is definitely not out of the game. With a global hit in 2022 thanks to Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan, and playing the leading lady in Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo, the 96 star seems to have taken the numero uno spot once again in the Tamil film industry. Not only has her salary skyrocketed, but so has her popularity and demand in the film industry. Nayanthara is reportedly commanding a Rs 10 crore remuneration per film, while Trisha is now apparently being offered Rs 4 to 5 crore per film. This makes Trisha one of the highest paid south actresses as well.

Nayanthara has been the reigning queen for the last few years due to her strong women-centric roles and films with top Kollywood stars. She currently has Atlee’s Jawan with Shah Rukh Khan and a few other films in her kitty.

Trisha has been on a career high since last year. With big films in her kitty and success at her side, the Ponniyin Selvan star seems to be the top Kollywood actress now.

In 2022, several of her films, like Gold, did not do so well at the box office. Moreover, with the birth of her twins, Uyir and Ulag, the Connect star seems to be busy being a full-time mom as well. In this scenario, other actresses are surging ahead with their successes.

There were reports in 2022 that Samantha’s role in Kathuvaakulai Rendu Kadhal was first offered to Trisha. Apparently, the Raangi star didn’t want Nayanthara to be introduced as Lady Superstar in the title card, since both she and Nayanthara were contemporaries. Nayanthara has always been hailed as Lady Superstar since she commands a strong market and is the only South actress to command a double-digit salary.

Coming to Trisha, the Petta actor has several good films that she has signed on. Apart from Leo, she is working with Mohanal in a Malayalam film titled Ram: Part 1 directed by Jeethu Joseph and The Road directed by Arun Vaseegaran. She has reportedly signed on some new films and is making her foray into the web series space with Brinda on Sony LIV. The Ghilli star, who is set to turn 40 next year, looks as refreshing and young as ever and her role as Kundavai in Ponniyin Selvam took fans by storm. At a recent event, fans could not stop cheering for her when they spotted her.

Ponniyin Selvan 2 is releasing on April 28 and Trisha’s fans and the audience can’t wait to see her back on screen as Kundavai. And with Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo hitting screens in October, Trisha could not have asked for a better 2023.

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