It’s not unusual for journalists to surround film personalities (read actresses) attending filmy functions and trying to get a word or two from them on their latest movies and things like that. Likewise, it’s not a strange either for photo journalists to take snaps of these actresses from all possible directions. On nine out of ten occasions, actresses generally don’t object to getting photographed by the photo journalists.
Some actresses, who need publicity to ‘boost’ their sagging market, tend to turn out in sexy, attractive costumes at these events which would further encourage the photographers to have a ‘go’ at them. Of late, though, some actresses in Kollywood appear to have the tendency to restrain the photographers from taking the snaps. Ironically, actresses from Tollywood and Bollywood are more than willing to pose for the lenses at any given time.
Anuskha and Andrea appear to be topping the list of actresses unwilling to be photographed at public events. If Anushka demands ‘extra money’ for getting photographed at filmy events, Andrea appears to have her own way: she criticizes the photographer and then gets him to erase her image from his camera so that it can’t be used in future for any purpose.
At a recent premier show of a Hollywood film in Chennai, Andrea was photographed by a cameraman belonging to a film-based web site. After seeing herself getting snapped by the cameraman, Andrea beckoned to him. When he came nearby, she reportedly snatched the camera from him and erased the snaps he took of her.
Actor ‘Jayam’ Ravi, who was seated next to Andrea, fired the photographer with his verbal volleys in support of the actress and asked the photographer whether was ‘okay’ or in an ‘inebriated’ state. The poor cameraman, who didn’t want to blow up the issue, quietly withdrew to a corner.