In a case of rare gesture, actress Nayantara has praised young and upcoming actress Amala Paul. While it’s not so often that one gets to witness friendship in films, it is even more difficult to find an actress praising one of her contemporaries.
Amala Paul, who had done some insignificant films before, hit the bull’s eye with last year’s super-successful Mynaa. The film, directed by Prabhu Solomon was loved by the critics as well as the movie-goers and gave to Tamil cinema a fine and young actress in the form of Amala Paul. She later followed up the good work in Mynaa with another powerful but subdued character in Vikram’s Deiva Thirumagal.
Nayantara, who has seen many ups and downs in the industry, is on the pinnacle of a personal high as she is gearing herself up to get married to Prabhudeva in the coming months. She has praised Amala saying that her beauty resembled that of Priyanka Chopra, a leading Bollywood starlet and a former beauty queen. Nayan reportedly SMSed Amala appreciating her looks in some still photos that came came across.
Moved by the congratulatory message from a senior actress who is very much in contention to play heroine in all South Indian languages, Amala says “I really feel proud of Nayantara, who too hails from my native Kerala. In an industry dominated mostly by men, she has made it to the top in her own way. Getting appreciation from her is equivalent to winning many an award; henceforth, I’d consider her as my role model!”