Priyamani reveals the reason why she took a break from Bollywood

Wednesday 27th April 2022 08:07 EDT

Actress Priyamani’s special dance song ‘One Two Three Four’ from ‘Chennai Express’ put her in the limelight in 2013. However, her fans didn’t get to see her in Hindi projects after the song became a rage. In fact, she only featured in the web series ‘The Family Man’ in 2019. Priyamani says she was never away from Hindi cinema, to begin with.

“I’ve grown up watching those films and people like Aamir, Shah Rukh, and Salman. You name the actor, I have seen all of their films. I was born and brought up in Bangalore, and used to watch both English and Hindi films. I literally just took my time to proudly enter this cinema.”

Stating that the problem was in the image. “If you enter Hindi cinema, you are there. It has a wider, pan-India audience, the NRI audience also watches a lot of Hindi films. I am glad I started my journey with ‘Raavan’ in 2010, then ‘Rakht Charitra’, followed by ‘Chennai Express’. After that, I wanted to take a break as I would keep getting a lot of offers for doing similar numbers. I didn’t want to be like that. Then came ‘The Family Man', and the rest is history.”
On the work front, Priyamani has ‘Maidaan’ in the pipeline alongside actor Ajay Devgn.

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