Gone are those days when 14 year olds and 16 year olds became actresses and by 25 they had to marry and retire. In this age, the new ladies are not interested in entering Industry without a degree.
Even if they get a start, they are planning to finish their education while working and Nivetha Thomas, is best example of that change in attitude.
Many actresses want to continue beyond 30-35 as leads and Nayantara, Anushka have become great examples for that. Anushka completed BCA, before entering films and Nayan completed BA.
Women with aspirations to become entrepreneurs Kajal completed BMM, Rakul Preet completed Mathematics Degree and Samantha Akkineni completed B.Com.
Raashi Khanna, Amala Paul and Anupama Parameswaran have BA in English. Keerthy Suresh completed Diploma Degree in Fashion Designing.
Shruthi Hassan, Anu Emmanuel, Regina Cassandra have degrees in psychology. Trisha did BBA while working and Pooja Hegde completed M.Com. Shriya completed BA in Literature.
Ritu Verma and Tapsee have B.Tech degrees and Sai Pallavi completed Medicine after becoming actress with Premam. Swathi completed Medicine but never practised.
Mehreen Kaur, Lavanya Tripathi, Ileana completed degrees after joining the field. Rashmika and Nithya Menen finished Journalism degrees before entering films. Manchu Lakshmi Completed Masters in Theater Arts in LA, USA. See, the times have changed completely.
Allari Naresh has been trying hard to find a success from past 6 years and he is now, acting as a second lead in Mahesh’s Maharishi.
He misses his father EVV Satyanarayana more than ever, now and he commented about the personal loss, in an interview.
He said, ” I used to fall back on my father to come up with a better film for me after, I gave few flops. He used to select best characters for me and design it such a way, I could just copy him on set.
Today, I feel left out and confused. I miss my father more. I could just ask him anything even in personal life.
Any kind would feel happy to have a father even at the age of 90, as we can just feel free to have any sort of conversation, with them.
I miss that comfort. He made 9 films with me and out of them 7 became hits and several are still alive in people’s minds. I lost my guide and philosopher in life and trying to learn surviving without his light!”