Anjali is easily the most-loved and liked actress at present. Though she doesn’t have any major film opposite any of the leading heroes, she does make presence felt in the most telling manner. More than anything else – be it the banner or the hero or the director – seeking and getting performance-oriented roles in all her films appear to be the first criteria to Anjali.
After starring in the award-winning Angaadi Theru last year and in films like Rettai Chuzhi, Anjali has continued her winning streak this year too with significant roles in Ajith’s Mankatha, debutant director Saravanan’s Engeyum Eppodhum and with her latest release Thambi Vettothi Sundaram (TVS) opposite Karan.
She appears to be more careful in selecting her roles and doesn’t compromise on them. Her penchant for selection roles which offer scope to display her acting credentials is not dissimilar to the passion for performance-based roles displayed by yesteryear’s actresses K.R. Vijaya and Khushboo. Though she paired up opposite the doyens of Tamil cinema (MGR and Sivaji Ganesan) in many films, Vijaya had also starred opposite comedian Nagesh in the lead role in a few movies.
Many years later, Khushboo too did the same thing; even at the height of her popularity, she starred opposite the likes of Raja and Pandiarajan. Anjali appears to be taking a cue from them as she doesn’t mind pairing up opposite not-so-famous heroes like Vaibhav and Karan. One has to really salute her spirit and take things in her stride!