Actress Kajal Aggarwal was introduced in Tamil films as heroine by veteran Bharathiraja in his Bommalattam a few years back. Kajal played ‘action king’ Arjun’s love interest in the film which also was the launch-pad of another actress Ruckmani and Bollywood’s actor-par-excellence Nana Patekar in Tamil. The film, though, flattered at the box-office despite ‘Nizhalgal’ Ravi doing a pretty good job of dubbing as Nana’s on-screen voice.
Kajal, who later starred in films like Pazhani, Modhi Vilaiyaadu and Naan Mahaan Alla, is having a couple of very good films on hand at present. She plays Vijay’s heroine in his upcoming film Thuppakki directed by A.R. Murugadoss. She is also the heroine opposite Suriya in his next release Maatraan directed by K.V. Anand. Both the films are opposite the top two heroes in Kollywood and made by established directors.
The slim-and-svelte Kajal appears to have an obsession with while-coloured costumes, like the obsession for white Bharathiraja (director of her debut film) had. Bharathiraja’s liking for white-coloured costumes was reflected in many of his films where ‘angels’ dressed in white frocks/costumes used to dance around the lead pair in the song sequences. Kajal is said to be telling all her directors one particular thing vis-à-vis the white-coloured costume.
She feels that if she appears on-screen in the very first sequence clad in a dress which has white as the predominant colour, the film would go on to become a super-duper hit. She puts forth this request to the film-makers of her films who have no other go than to cede her request.
As such, she would be seen sporting a white dress in the first sequences of both Maatraan as well as Thuppaki!