Some time back, it was reported in the press that actress Asin was on friendly terms with actress Genelia and that the two were SMS buddies who used to exchange many info and jokes via SMS at frequent intervals. The camaraderie appears to be a thing of the past as both of them have reportedly gone on record criticizing the other’s performance.
Asin was reacting to a song in the Hindi remake of the Tamil super-hit ‘Kakka Kakka’. The film is being remade in Hindi starring John Abraham and Genelia, who play the roles essayed by Suriya and Jyothika respectively in the Tamil version. Asin was commenting about the song sequence ‘Uyirin Uyire…’ in the Hindi version and said that Genelia had ‘goofed-up’ a very nice song by her below-par performance.
Incidentally, it was Asin who played Jyothika’s role in the Telugu version of the film. “I worked hard to play the role in the Telugu version, in fact, I lived out the character during the making of the film. Genelia, on the other hand, appears to have not done a good job at all,” said Asin after watching the videos.
In her reply, Genelia has promptly handed over a return ‘compliment’ to Asin. She has said “Jyothika had done the character wonderfully in the Tamil version and looked very good. Asin appears to have done a shoddy work in the Telugu remake version by ‘over-acting’ her part. It’d be perfect if stars stick to what their directors say. I have done the song in my own style in the Hindi version as I didn’t feel the need to copy anyone!”