By: Settu Shankar
Monday, April 09, 2007
Money is more powerful than culture. Very recent example for this proverb is bhavana!
bhavana, known as a brand name for homely characters in Tamil movies, is eyeing Tollywood and is mentally prepared to opt for seductive costumes and say good bye to her sarees and fully covered churidars. A hero needs to learn several arts like dance, stunt... etc to find a place in the cineworld. But if he brings in a bag full of currency, all other qualifications are pushed back and become secondary. But for a heroine, the primary and the preferred asset is only her glamour. A girl can enter the world of cinema and even capture the number one slot without knowing the art of acting. Instead, she can excel in the art of adjustments. We have a very long list of such heroines. There might be a possibility for some exceptional cases like bhavana.
Introduced as a promising new face in Chithiram Pesuthadi, she is very firm in her stand and never accepts glamour roles. She openly declared that she couldn't accept a movie even with Vijay or any other top heroes, if her role is glamour oriented and she has maintains that stand till date.
But in the Telugu film world, glamour is the 'Unicode' language for an actress. Take the case of Sridevi, Suhasini and the latest one Sneha. All had shown only their teeth to the Tamil viewers. But when they entered Telugu film world, their cultural clutches were immediately broken and they willingly accepted glamour roles.
Now bhavana has also joined that elite club. She is on her way to learning Telugu after a few good offers from Hyderabad were confirmed for her. Her Telugu producers have promised almost double her usual payments, but on one condition. She should bid farewell to her homely costumes. Her parents and friends have also advised her to accept the offer.
So instead of learning Telugu, bhavana should rather shape her body before entering the glamour world!