The dusky and sexy bombshell that she is, Priyamani doesn’t seem to be too concerned about not featuring frequently in Tamil films. Her last Tamil film was the much-hyped ‘Raavanan’ by ace director Maniratnam. That the film didn’t do that well at the box-office didn’t matter much to her as her role in the film was a brief one of the sister of the hero who gets gang-raped by some goons.
Priyamani’s career, though, has been going great guns in Tollywood and Sandalwood. The actress is very happy to be one of the most sought-after actresses in Telugu films as well as Kannada films. She is also happy that actor Prithviraj got married recently as it would naturally put a ‘full stop’ to rumours in the industry linking her with him. “We have always been good friends; I have said this on earlier occasions too,” says Priyamani.
Though she couldn’t attend Prithvi’s marriage, she said she spoke over phone to wish good luck to Prithvi, her co-star in films like ‘Ninaithalae Inikkum’, ‘Raavanan’ and many more Malayalam films. She has no explanation as to why she hasn’t been getting film offer sin Tamil despite the fact that she won the national award for ‘best actress’ for her portrayal of a village belle in director Ameer’s ‘Paruthiveeran’.
“You have got to ask the producers and directors there (in Kollywood) as to why they are not signing me up. As far as I’m concerned, language isn’t a barrier for me in choosing my films; nor is money a criterion. The script, the director, the co-stars and the banner which producers the film matter a lot more than the money offered or the language. As of now I’m busy with Telugu and Kannada films and would love to do Tamil films provided they offer me good script,” signs off Priyamani.