Andrea Jeremiah, actress and singer, urged filmmakers to write better roles for women. The actress, who earned rave reviews for her performance in Taramani, rued that despite all the acclaim that she received for Taramani, she hasn’t signed a single film since then.
“After Taramani, I haven’t signed a single film yet. Not a single film. Whereas, a girl who acts opposite Vijay and does nothing except dance in three songs, will sign four or five films on the trot, if the film is a hit. After Taramani, where is everybody who loved the film and raved about my performance?” Andrea asked, while speaking at a conference in Chennai on the occasion of Women’s Day.
She went on to say that Tamil cinema is a completely male-dominated industry and it’s only now that things are slowly changing. “When a woman does a strong role that asks uncomfortable questions, she’s saying, ‘Hello I’m 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. Don’t ask me to come on screen and jiggle my butt and wear revealing clothes and be happy with that. I’m not going to be happy with that,” Andrea added.
In the past, Andrea had acted in Tadakha in which she was paired opposite Sunil; however, she has done quite a few Tamil films in recent times. Her next film Vishwaroopam 2 is going to release later this year.
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