Lanky Lakshmi Menon from the neighbouring ‘God’s Own Country’, who starred in many Tamil films as heroine even before she stepped into college, is certainly one of the frontline actresses in Kollywood.
Someone who is considered appropriate for heroine-oriented roles by critics and fans, Lakshmi has sent her fans and critics into worrying mode as they want her to keep a ‘strict vigil’ on her body weight.
Despite still in her teens, Lakshmi’s face displayed a matured look which made her pair up opposite the likes of Sasikumar, Vishal and Karthi. She has, however, been pairing up also against the likes of Siddharth, Gautham Karthik and Vikram Prabhu. Her performance in Ajith Kumar’s Deepavali release Vedalam has been lauded by the print and television media and also by her fans.
Though many producers are willing to sign her up as their heroine in new and yet-to-be-announced projects, they are wary of the fact that of late, the actress has tended to put on weight. Despite her height, she has been getting offers against ‘short heroes’ but the ‘weight factor’ may work against her in future, it is feared by critics and fans.
It is said that Lakshmi tends to ‘sleep’ more in the afternoon after lunch break during her shoot and also does it in the evenings which might have added to her weight.
Well-wishers have warned the actress through sources close to her that it was time she ‘woke up’ and kept a slim and slender frame if she wanted to remain a sough-after actress of the heroes, producers and directors.