Though we are neighbours, there is a fine difference in the concept of hero and heroine worship between the Telugus and Tamils. The fanaticism and frenzy is rather higher in Tamil Nadu. Fans come up with temples and statues of their favorite stars and even perform special Poojas for their health and success.
Right now, the Tamil Thambis and members of Kodambakkam (yes, that’s the filmnagar for Kollywood) have cast their eye upon a star actor’s daughter. She is none other than Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of senior Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha. After watching her stills in superstar Rajnikanth’s Lingaa many big producers in Chennai are approaching Sonakshi.
If you look back, the gorgeous green eyed beauty Aishwarya Bachchan started her career in Tamil, went to north and became an international star. Being born in Mumbai and attempting to become big in south is a different vertical but emerging big in north and then coming to south to cement their position is something special. This is probably happening for the first time with Sonakshi’s entry. As it is, she has got the vital stats and the looks to appease South Indian men. What remains to be seen is, can she invade Tamil Nadu as being anticipated.