Priyamani, who started off humbly in Malayalam in Sathyam opposite Prithviraj, soon turned in to one of the most sensuous and talented actresses in the south, with her choice of roles ranging from the glamorous to the controversial to the unconventional. Who can forget her acclaimed performance in Paruthiveeran, for example?
The actress says she got the chance to play almost all kinds of characters – except villainous ones. Yes, the sexy starlet says it’s her artistic dream to portray a baddie opposite a strong male character. That’s right, so she isn’t talking about the typical ‘bad girl’ in popular cinema or television with conniving mean girl stuff and clichéd backstabbing or emotional catfights; she’s talking about going head to head with the hero like any bad guy worth his salt would!
Priyamani is currently a permanent judge along with Prasanna Master and Neil Bavleja, on the hit reality dance show, D for Dance, which airs on Mazhavil Manorama. She says she decided to turn to television because directors, especially Telugu directors (with the exception of S S Rajamouli), refused to utilise or channel her true potential as an actor.
She, however, does have a few projects lined up in Mollywood, the upcoming one being Painting Life opposite Prithviraj again.
Priyamani, has always been the outspoken and ‘unyielding to popular conventions’ type and she has proven her worth as an actor and a star time and time again. We’ll just have to see what fate has in store for this young diva.