Simran – Needs better roles!
At the peak of her career, Simran rocked as an actress whether it was Vaali or Kanathil Muthamitaal. After her marriage in 2003, the roles significantly dwindled. She made special and guest appearances in a few Tamil films but then again, it’s hard to watch her getting sidelined when she clearly deserves the lead! In Vaaranam Aayiram, she had transitioned towards mother roles and there’s nothing more disappointing considering she wasn’t too old back then. She continued to make guest appearances, even in last year’s Thupparivaalan. However, there’s hope in Dhruva Natchathiram and Seema Raja and we hope makers treat her with well-written roles.
Vidya Balan – A big thumbs up!!
After her marriage to Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012, Vidya Balan was mostly written-off as a has-been. It didn’t help that most of her critics made fun of her choice to dress up in traditional attires mostly and her weight gain. But that didn’t deter her from doing various off-beat, controversial, and memorable roles.
She starred in Kahani, regarded as one of her career best. She also starred in Begum Jaan, where she nailed the role of a pimp even though the film didn’t quite do well. Tumhari Sulu from last year struck a chord among many with her bringing in humour with a tinge of poignancy to a role of a lifetime. As always, Vidya knows what role works for her and doesn’t leaving fans a lot to look forward to!