By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Due to the higher compensation offered by the Kollywood producers, Meera Jasmine accepts more films in Tamil than any other southern languages including Malayalam. Recently she commented that there wasn't much scope for acting in Tamil movies, as most of their stories were only centered around the hero. " But I praise the Tamil producers for offering good payment", she said.
She has got offers for Kannada and Telugu films too, but accepts them very selectively. At present, she has one film each in both the languages. In Malayalam, she had signed up for two films; one is with Mammooty, and the other one is with Dileep. She will also be director Blessy's heroine in his new film which is going to be shot entirely in Kolkata. But in Tamil she has already signed up for 5 projects!
Her next movie in Kollywood is Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram with Danush. After this film she will act with Bharath in Nepali. A few days ago, director Baala had approached her for a role in Naan Kadavul in the place of Bhavana. She has committed films with Vishal and Vikram also for their forthcoming projects.
When asked about this, Meera told us, 'there is no change in my opinion about Tamil films. But now the directors offer me roles with a greater scope for good acting. Yes... no doubt, I'm also getting good payment here. Good payment and good character... Can you expect any more reason for my interest in Tamil films?'
Meanwhile, she has invited some of the directors and actors, including S.J.Surya and a few pressmen as well, for the Grahapravesham of her newly constructed palace house near Kadavanthra in Kerala. She has named the palace as Vaibhavam, which cost more than a crore rupees to make. The event will be held on the day of Vishu.
Now you must have understood the secret behind her increasing interest in Tamil films!