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Simran shocks fans as HIV patient

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By: Settu Shankar
Saturday, August 18, 2007

Simran's fans have not responded well to her comeback role as an HIV patient in the Malayalam film Heartbeats. The former south Indian queen was a rage among the film lovers in her heydays. She has acted with all the top actors in Tamil Cinema today except superstar Rajinikanth.

After an affair with a top actor, her career started to wither away and eventually was out of sight. She married Deepak and settled down in Delhi. As offers stopped coming, her thirst for roles of substance started to grow. And to satisfy this thirst, she succumbed to doing shallow movies with only glamour to talk of like Kicha Vayasu 18. She even tried to get her husband a few roles. After constant failure, she stayed away from films.

Despite these signals from her friends in the industry, she tried to keep up her prestige and refused many sister or in-laws roles that came her way. No one from the Tamil Film industry was ready to give her roles because she didn't invited none of them to her wedding except director SJ Suryah.

After giving birth to a child, the actress came back to Chennai to make it big in films again. After searching for good role for a while, she accepted a role in the Malayalam film Heartbeats, which has mostly newcomers. The film was released last week. Her fans are taken aback by her role as a HIV patient who succumbed to the disease. The poor response to her role in the film has made reconsider her decision not to accept sister and in-laws roles.

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