Her acting talent was never in doubt. She made one of the most promising debuts witnessed in recent years with the film Katradhu Tamizh opposite Jiiva. Actress Anjali, who has acquired a new found status of a bankable star, is quite happy about the fact that her last two films in Ajith’s Mankatha and debutant director Saraanan’s Engeyum Eppothum opposite Jai have been declared as super-duper hits.
Her mind-blowing performance in last year’s Angaadi Theru by director Vasanthabalan is still fresh in the minds of the viewers. Her portrayal of the tough life of a salesgirl in huge textile and departmental stores brought to the fore the way these salesgirls and salesmen are treated in real life by their respective firms. She won the ‘Filmfare’ best actress award for her performance in the film.
Fresh from the success of Engeyum Eppothum, Anjali is willing to star in both Tamil as well as Telugu. She is said to be assisted greatly by her Aunt in her selection of films in Kollywood. A great fan of actress Sridevi, who reigned over Kollywood and Bollywood for many number of years with consummate ease, Anjali reportedly watches Sridevi’s old Tamil films to get ‘valuable tips’ about acting and emotion casually and effectively.
Besides a very expressive face and a determination to excel in all kinds of roles, one of Anjali’s strong points is surely her voice. She is one of the very few actresses in Tamil who possess acting talents as well as a voice suited to their on-screen roles so that they can dub for themselves in their films.
Anjali is said to be confession to her close circle of friends and relatives that not winning the national award for ‘best actress’ remains a great blot in her career so far. She is, however, confident that she has age and talent on her side which should see her winning the award at least once.
We can only wish her good luck in her efforts and wishes!