That every year many debutantes test waters at the T-town BO is a given. Predictably only a handful hit the jackpot, while the others fade into oblivision.
The story’s the same this year too: as newcomers —Anita (Maro Charitra), Bhanu (Varudu) and Shruti (Taj Mahal) found no takers while pretty newbies Samantha, Priya Anand, Richa and Sheena emerged triumphant with their debut films and have bagged more plum film offers.
Hotshot debutante Priya Anand had signed two noteworthy films even before the release of her maiden film Leader. “Leader catapulted me to the top league because it was a huge project and the response was overwhelming. I am now doing a big project (Rama Rama Krishna Krishna) with producer Dil Raju co-starring Ram. I am equally excited about my other film with Siddharth. With such big projects, I have resolved to settle down in T-town,” says the Mumbai girl, who has also begun dubbing for her films. “I dubbed for Leader and I’ll do a better job in Rama Rama,” she adds. Her co-star in Leader, Richa Gangopadhyay on the other hand has just signed a film with Ravi Teja. “I am happy to be part of this big venture,” she says.
And if the fresh faces manage to strike a chord with the audiences and their launchpad also notches up good BO collections, then T-town becomes the oyster for them. After all, nothing matters more than a success.