In recent years, offers have been declining for some Telugu heroines who once shone brightly in the industry. Despite captivating the audience with their beauty and acting skills, directors and producers aren’t giving them much attention. They are being overshadowed by newcomers. Presently, the situation for many of these actresses has become quite challenging. Let’s see who they are and what films they are working on currently.
Samantha has acted in numerous blockbuster films as a leading actress. There was a time when her presence in a film almost guaranteed a hit. However, things have changed now. After her diagnosis with myositis during the filming of Yashoda, Samantha has been undergoing treatment and even had to dub her lines while receiving therapy. Currently, she is only working on Vijay’s Telugu film Khushi and Shakuntalam, which is gearing up for release. Samantha is also playing a role in the Bollywood project Citadel. She is pinning her hopes on Shakuntalam, as her future opportunities depend on the film’s success.
Pooja Hegde, who made her debut as a heroine with the film Oka Laila Kosam, has delivered several hits but currently has limited opportunities. She recently appeared in a full-length role in Radhe Shyam and is currently working on SSMB 28 with Mahesh and Trivikram. In Bollywood, she is all set for the release of her film with Salman Khan, titled Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ka Jaan.
Rakul Preet Singh
Tall beauty Rakul Preet Singh has not had many offers in her hands lately. After the film Kondapolam in 2021, she hasn’t acted in any Telugu films for two years. Currently, she has not committed to any Telugu projects. She is working on Indian 2 and a Bollywood film.
Despite her stunning looks, Nidhhi Agerwal is not getting many offers. She is currently acting as the heroine in Pawan Kalyan and Krish’s combination film Hari Hara Veera Mallu. She is hoping that this film’s success will bring her more opportunities.
Having delivered super hits in Telugu, Rashi Khanna was last seen in the film Thank You alongside Naga Chaitanya. Currently, Rashi has been busy working in Hindi. She recently tasted success with the web series Farji, and it remains to be seen if more opportunities come her way.
Since her breakout role in RX 100, Payal Rajput hasn’t had a significant hit. Even her recent appearance in Manchu Vishnu’s Jinn movie failed to create an impact, leaving her in need of a successful project. There’s talk that producers aren’t giving her much attention. Currently, Payal is working on a film called Kirathak.
Nivetha Thomas’s situation is similar to many other heroines. She’s been getting a steady stream of character roles, with her last film being Shankini Dankini. However, her recent change in appearance has led to a decrease in offers.
Actress Nabha Natesh has been away from films for nearly a year. Despite rumors of a lack of offers, the beauty recently revealed that an accident was the reason for her absence. She is now planning her comeback.
What’s the reason?
At present, the Telugu film industry is abuzz with the rise of young actresses like Sri Leela, Kriti Shetty, and Rashmika, who are garnering a significant share of opportunities. Another contributing factor is the growing number of PAN India movies being produced in Tollywood, leading producers to seek out heroines with PAN India appeal or those who have worked in Bollywood or other regional films. Consequently, actresses like Rashi, Payal, Nivetha, and Nabha are facing a decline in offers.