Glam divas show no qualms to essay mom roles

Hyderabad: Close on the heels of glam diva Tammanah playing a mother in the dubbed film "Baak", pretty actress Neha Shetty essayed the role of a mother in her latest release ‘Gangs of Godavari’ and it looks like glam divas have no qualms essaying mother roles on screen. “There is nothing wrong with young actresses essaying mother roles since it is just another role for them," says director Hemanth Madhukar who claims that the audience's tastes are changing and watching films with broader vision. “The days of actresses being typecast have gone and now young viewers are connecting with new-age moms on screen since they witness a lot of young mothers around them in their workplace or colonies and doing their work with ease,” he adds.

Earlier, Keerthy Suresh and Shraddha Srinath changed the game, took up such roles, and tasted success. “Keerthy Suresh didn’t bat an eyelid and was truly excited about the story in ‘Penguin’ and agreed to play the mom role,” says director Eashwar Karthic who made the unique thriller ‘Penguin’ revolving around a pregnant woman who tracks down a serial killer. “She is very talented and pulled off the role with ease,” he adds. Similarly, Shradda Srinath proved her acting prowess as a doting mother in 'Jersey' and also essayed a mature lover in 'Saindhav'

Even 30-plus actresses like Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty have also joined the bandwagon to perform new characters. “Tammanah played a mother in ‘Aranmanai 4’(Baak) since it was a sequel and she fit into the character, while Anushka Shetty appeared as a pregnant woman in ‘Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty and both justified their presence. I don’t think age is a barrier for talented actresses and they are expanding their versatility with different roles,“ points out Hemanth

He gives an interesting perspective to this trend and adds, “Chiranjeevi played a father in his film ‘Daddy’ and Venkatesh in ‘Tulasi’, Nani in 'Hi Nanna' and now young hero Vishwak Sen didn’t mind paying a father in ‘Gangs of Godavari’. When big heroes are themselves essaying the role of father, actresses like Simran, Nayantara and now Neha Shetty were also a bit inspired and donned mature roles,” he concludes.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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