If there ever was an actress that carved a niche by being one of the leading women superstars of the 80’s and 90’s, a woman who played the lead character in films of the south film industry, it was none other than Vijayashanti.
The actress who shared screen space with some of the biggest male superstars like Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan to name a few, had rose to stardom by not just starring with these superstars but by playing lead role in the movies she acted in.
She was recognized as ‘Lady Amitabh’ of the south film industry as she effortlessly played the role of a police officer in quite a few films. This angry young woman character in her movies was what brought her the stardom. Vijayashanti’s ultimate blockbuster hit was the Telugu action film Kartavyam which was also dubbed in Tamil as Vyjayanthi IPS, where she played the role of a police officer inspired by the life of India’s first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi.
She is finally making her comeback to the silver screen after 13 years in the upcoming Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Nekevvaru, but according to the latest news going around, Vijayashanti has also signed another Telugu film where she will be seen starring opposite Megastar Chiranjeevi.
Actress turned politician Vijayashanti who has been roped to star with Chiranjeevi in Kortala Siva’s upcoming untitled project, is said to play a very crucial role in the film.
She was last seen on the silver screen with Chiranjeevi in the film Mechanic Alludu which was a hit at the box office and we surely hope that Chiru and Vijayashanti deliver yet another blockbuster.