Mumtaj hardly needs an introduction. Her kuthu number Kattipudi Katti pudidaa… with Vijay in the film Khushi and the hugely popular Malai Malai…Marutha Malai… song from the Prashanth-starrer Chocolate are samples of the actress’s seducing and dancing skills in that order.
The actress, who was quintessential in Tamil films till a few yeas back, appears to have taken a back seat quietly as more and more heroines are willing to shed their clothes for the song numbers and are even prepared to perform ‘item songs’, rendering actresses like Mumtaz and Alphonsa almost out of work.
Mumtaz, however, is making a strong comeback in the Karthi-starrer Saguni directed by debutant director Shankar Dayal. Pranitha, the Udhayan girl, is paired opposite Karthi in the film which has the glamourous Mumtaj (still looking as radiant as ever) in a ‘negative’ role. As per Unit sources, it’s Mumtaj’s character which takes the story forward as it’s almost like a lady villain’s character.
Mums would also be dubbing in her own voice for her role in the film. The last and only time she dubbed in her own voice was for her role in Lawrences’s Rajadhiraaja besides for the film Chellamae where she played a small comedy tract along with Vivek. Mums, who has always excited all her fans, appears ready to terrorize them with her role in Saguni!
Let’s wait to see what she has in store for us!