Simran, now a mother and the host of a popular reality show on Jaya TV, has surprised even her die-hard fans by making an announcement that she has got back her ‘once coveted’ shape and is back in the reckoning to play the lead roles in films all over again. Simran ruled the roost for close to a decade before marrying Deepak Bagga in 2003 and settling into matrimonial life.
During her heydays as a ‘No.1’ heroine along with Jyothika, Simran had starred opposite the likes of Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijay and Suriya and was last spotted in a major role by starring as one of Suriya’s three heroines in the super-duper hit film Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon. Even in that film, though she had a major role to play (albeit as Suriya’s mother), she looked ‘aged’ and it was clear her best days were over.
Simran is now successfully hosting the reality show on Jaya TV which was once hosted by Khushboo prior to her entering the DMK-fold. Thanks to her renewed popularity, Simran has decided to make films and is said to have asked many leading and upcoming script-writers and directors. Simran feels that films with water-tight scripts always do well at the box-office.
“Many big-budget films bite the dust at the box-office as grandeur is taken care of by the makers compromising on the script aspect. Only dedicated effort in movie-making can ensure success. The actors and actresses have to fine-tune and adjust their respective performances in accordance with the growth in technology,” Simran says and asserts that low and medium budget films tend to do well as they are more script-oriented.
“Nowadays, audiences prefer novel scripts and exciting stories. Producers and directors have to keep in mind this particular aspect in penning their stories and scripts. I’m ready to dabble in film production provided I get a good script,” says Simran and rules out the possibility of her husband Deepak in trying his hand at films. “I’m also getting my shape back and am ready to do all kinds of roles,” she says.