Poonam Singh

Actor Nayanthara, renowned for her portrayal of strong female characters, recently emphasised that her choice to depict empowered women extends beyond creativity to a personal commitment and amplifying silenced voices. 

In a recent interview with GQ, she articulated her dedication to challenging social stigmas through her roles.

“Portraying empowered women who choose to defy social stigmas is not just a creative choice but also a personal commitment to amplifying voices that are often overlooked or silenced,” Nayanthara said while speaking to GQ in a recent interview at the Most Influential Young Indians awards. 

However, Nayanthara's film 'Annapoorani: The Goddess of Food', faced controversy labelled as 'anti-Hindu', resulting in its removal from Netflix. 

The film revolves around Annapoorani, portrayed by Nayanthara, navigating her aspirations as a top chef amidst the constraints of her conservative Brahmin upbringing in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. 

The character's journey, torn between passion and orthodox ideals, unfolds with support from Farhan, played by Jai, as she ventures beyond her comfort zone, including embracing meat consumption.

Beyond her regional successes, Nayanthara made waves with her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Atlee's 'Jawan', earning accolades for her portrayal of a no-nonsense police officer.

On the work front, Nayanthara will next be seen in 'Dear Students', alongside Nivin Pauly, marking her return to Malayalam cinema. She also has 'Test' and 'Mannangatti Since 1960' in the pipeline.