Anjali is certainly on a roll. The talented actress is one of the very few actresses who dub in her own voice for her characters in almost all the films. She hogged the limelight by bagging the Filmfare award for ‘best actress’ for her mind-blowing performance in director Vasanthabalan’s Angaadi Theru which released last year and ran to packed houses for more than 100 days.
This year, after a pretty ordinary first-half during when she had a couple of non-starters, Anjali has had successive hits in Ajith-starrer Mankatha and director Saravanan’s Engeyum Eppodhum which hit the screens last Friday. Anjali was one of the four heroines in Mankatha along with Trisha, Lakshmi Rai and Andrea Jermaiah but doesn’t regret the fact that she wasn’t the solo heroine in the film.
In Engeyum Eppodhum, though, she plays a major role and is one of the two heroines along with Ananya of Nadodigal fame. Anjali’s paired opposite Jai while Ananya’s hero is Tollywood’s Sharvanand in the film, which has struck a chord with the masses for the novel script by the debutant director. Anjali has now gone ahead and signed up Aravaan, which is a period flick by Vasanthabalan.
Starring Aadhi and Dhansika in lead roles, the film also stars Bharath, who had earlier starred in the director’s critically acclaimed Veyil. Shweta Menon plays a temple dancer in the film which also stars Pasupathy and Archana Kavi besides Bollywood’s Kabir Bedi, who has acted in some Hollywood movies too. Anjali’s role would be a brief one and has been billed as a ‘special appearance’.
Anjali reportedly agreed to the cameo as she feels she owes a lot to Vasanthabalan for trusting her and given her the role she played in Angaadi Theru which made people sit up and take notice of her.