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Don’t Judge me by my Co-Star: Andrea exclaims!

Her bold statement will blow your mind!

At a time when Cinema all across the globe is making a hue and cry about sexual harassment, the feminist movement has spread to K-Town as well. With several actresses making bold statements regarding the same the latest to join the revolution is none other than Andrea Jeremiah. The actress was recently spotted at a panel discussion, wherein she talked about the male-dominated nature of the film industry and said she is waiting on good roles that showcase her talent instead of merely eye candy and that is why she has not signed any film after the much-loved Taramani.

“Why after Taramani, where everybody loved the film, everybody raved about my performance – I am yet to sign a film. Because when a woman does a strong role that asks uncomfortable questions and she says ‘Hello, I am not happy to be a pretty young thing on screen. I want to do more than that. Yes, I can look hot and sexy and I can act also. So, write roles for me and don’t ask me to come on screen and jiggle my butt and wear revealing clothes and be happy with that,” she added.

Andrea went on to say in this industry, a heroine’s worth is judged on whether the hero is a big star. An actress has made it only when she is the love interest of someone big in films.

“Even a Deepika Padukone had to do a film with Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor to become a Deepika Padukone. A Nayanthara has to do films with Vijay, Ajith, Suriya, Rajinikanth and then she becomes Nayanthara. Why can’t an Andrea just do good strong roles and become an Andrea? Why does the worth of an actress have to be determined by her co-stars?” she said.

Andrea will next be seen in Dhanush’s Vada Chennai and Vishwaroopam 2.

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