Tamil Film-Makers' Obsession with Casting Fair Actress Like Amy Jackson, Tamannaah, Rakul Preet as Heroines Gets Trolled in This Interesting Twitter Thread!
Tamil Film-Makers's Obsession with Casting Fair Actress Like Amy Jackson, Tamannaah, Rakul Preet as Heroines Gets Trolled in This Interesting Twitter Thread!

Tamil cinema has a strange concept when compared to Bollywood. In Bollywood, we have this obsession of having our heroes with Greek God looks and heroines as fairer-than-milk angels from heavens. In Kollywood, things are slightly different. There, the audiences want the hero to be one among them, an everyday man who can rise up among the masses and lead them. Gree God looks are not important for them, only acting talent and the ability to deliver powerful monologues. That's why actors like Rajinikanth, Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Sivakarthikeyan rule to roost and we appreciate that! However, when it comes to the lead actress, both Bollywood and Kollywood, unfortunately, share the same trait when it comes to commercial cinema. SeemaRaja Star Sivakarthikeyan OPENS Up on Allegations That His Movies Promote Stalking.

A Twitter user, going by the thread @anusrini20 has been exposing this sexist trend existing in Tamil Cinema through a sarcastic thread. She had used examples of the casting of Tamannaah Bhatia, the British-born Amy Jackson, Hansika Motwani, Kajal Aggarwal etc as rural-bred, 'homely' Tamil girls. Priyanka Chopra, Amy Jackson, John Krasinski Remember 9/11 on 17th Anniversary.

Check out the thread, that has gone viral within no time, below -

Kajal Aggarwal

Tamannaah

Hansika Motwani

Amy Jackson

Rakul Preet

Unfortunately, this sexist trend, prevalent in many film industries, is not something that will go away easily. You can either blame the film-makers or the audience for bringing rise to this sexism, but if changes have to be made, both the parties should accept them. It's time that talent, rather than the colour of the skin, determine your casting.