Actress Kajal Aggarwal has expressed her desired to reach the top slot in Kollywood. The actress, who is among the top heroines in Tollywood along with the likes of Ileana and Anushka, has only a few Tamil films to her credit in ‘Pazhani’, ‘Bommalattam’, ‘Modhi Vilaiyaadu’ and ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’. Her Telugu superhit film ‘Magadheera’ was recently dubbed and released in Tamil as ‘Maaveeran’.
Incidentally, both Ileana and Kajal Aggarwal appear to be making it big in Tamil films. While Ileana makes a comeback in Tamil as Vijay’s heroine in Shankar’s ‘Nanban’, Kajal plays the lead role opposite Suriya in his next mega-project titled ‘Maatraan’ to be directed by K.V. Anand.
Kajal would have to stave off competition from Anushka, who is more regular in Tamil films, and Ileana to sustain her position in Kollywood. Anushka, who has had back-to-back hits in ‘Vaanam’ and ‘Deiva Thirumagal’, is easily the leader of the pack now. Kajal’s ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’ did very well last year and she also had her ‘Singham’ in Hindi releasing recently.
She got into a controversy recently when she said that she didn’t want to be ‘identified’ as a ‘South Indian actress’. A huge row erupted in Telugu and Tamil films with many calling for ‘banning’ her from the industry; the situation didn’t turn ugly as Kajal promptly issued a denial saying that she had only been ‘quoted out of context’.
It now appears that she has reconciled to herself that she could make it big only in Tamil or Telugu films and not in Bollywood. Shouldn’t she be shitting her place of residence from Hyderabad to Chennai if she wants to be counted among the top heroines here?