The recent shocker about Amala Paul having to choose between her career and marriage has once again raised the question about gender equality in the film industry. Why do women have to quit their careers post their wedding?
Right from the early 50s many actresses have quit movies at the peak of their careers to take care of their married life. However, it’s not the same with the male stars. Many lead actors continue to work until their 60s and the actresses have to leave the spot vacant for younger and unmarried actresses.
This is the same across regional and national film industry. From Jaya Bachchan to Asin, many actresses chose to leave their careers behind for marital bliss. Here are some of the top actresses of South cinema who bid goodbye to the silver screen when they were at the peak of their career.
Long before she was known as Thala Ajith’s better haif, Shalini was a huge star. The pretty actress acted in lead roles in more than 50 films and she was known as one of the most popular actresses of her time. However, post her wedding with Ajith, she quit movies and kept away from the limelight, leaving her fans disappointed. She now has two young children and is taking care of her family life.