Rashmika Mandanna is slowly moving towards superstardom. Undoubtedly, the Southern diva has hot looks, sensuousness, and the right balance of glamour and acting skills that are quintessential for every actress to reach and stay at the top. However, to acquire the superstardom a special X factor also seems to be necessary.
In the current scenario when the competition between the young and veteran actresses is getting tougher and cross-over’s becoming the latest trend that extra factor has become crucial. And that is where Rashmika Mandanna may find it difficult to clinch big deals.
Almost all the topmost actresses in Bollywood like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, and Alia Bhatt have that extra charm, swag, or oomph factor that make them exclusive Even the youngsters like Kiara Advani and Pooja Hegde who have been doing a good act of balancing both regional and Bollywood movies have proved repeatedly through Kabir Singh and Housefull 5 respectively that they have what it is required to sizzle on the big screen.
Down the South Pooja Hegde is Rashmika Mandanna’s biggest competitor. Rashoo was earlier considered Master fame Thalapathy Vijay’s upcoming flick. But the makers preferred the Mohenjo Daro actress and signed her. Latest reports suggest that Power star Pawan Kalyan wants Pooja for his next flick although the producers-Mythri Movie Makers have dates from Rashmika Mandanna.
Interestingly, Pooja Hegde is even charging more as compared to other South Indian actresses like Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Rashmika, and Rakul Preet Singh.
Also, even though Rashmika Mandanna is debuting in Bollywood with Mission Majnu alongside Sidharth Malhotra, her contemporaries like Pooja Hegde, Kiara Advani, and even veteran star Nayanthara are working with big superstars like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan respectively.
Southern superstars like Prabhas and Vijay Deverakonda are now focused on doing pan India projects. Likewise, big Bollywood actresses like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are also happy to be a part of Southern projects.
Real connections or affair rumors also help to keep the stars in the news. Be it Kiara’s association with Sidharth Malhotra or Katrina Kaif’s rumored fling with Vicky Kaushal, all this buzz enhances the engagement of the audience for the star. And to ensure that a good PR is a must in Bollywood. While Rashmika Mandanna has taken the first step by making sure that she is a part of the paparazzi clicks every time she lands in Mumbai, she still needs to up her game both when it comes to her acting skills, PR, and connections in the film industry to clinch the biggest deals.