In many ways, Lakshmi Menon’s stature in Kollywood is akin to the sudden rise in status and stature enjoyed by Sivakarthikeyan, a popular television programme host and a reality show winner on Vijay TV a few years back. From nowhere, Siva burst on the world of films and has become one of the frontline heroes in no time; similar is the case with Lakshmi who is on top after two back-to-back hits in succession.
Last year’s Sundarapandian and Kumki have given Lakshmi the title of an ‘actress with substance’. Her latest film Kutti Puli too has been declared as a hit. Film-makers tend to believe that Lakshmi, who speaks fluent Tamil and dubs for her characters in her own voice, is a rare talent who can get into the skin of any sort of role(s) offer to her. As a result, the 3-film old Lakshmi has more than six Tamil films on hand at present.
It appears that script-writers decide to rope in Lakshmi at the time of penning their scripts. The impressive line-up of films Lakshmi has on hand includes films made by notable directors and opposite leading heroes. She has just been signed up to play the heroine by Pizza and Soodhu Kavvum fame Karthik Subbaraj.
Lakshmi usually doesn’t even listen to her scripts before signing up to do her films. She decides to take up a project depending upon the director/producer’s reputation. When Karthik asked her whether she would be starring in his next film, Lakshmi immediately gave her consent. The film, which would be a thriller like Pizza, has Siddharth as Lakshmi’s hero.