In a milieu when top heroines themselves don't mind doing the item songs or club dances, it is difficult being the good old glamorous sex queen. The likes of Silk Smitha and Jayamalini would have very little chance of surviving in such a scenario.
But it is the slot that the buxom Abhinayasree is aiming at. She has to sizzle and sparkle in spicy numbers --- that is difficult in these days of sensuous, dress-dropping heroines.
Abhinayasree, however, managed that in the cult hit Arya through that raucous number Aee Amarapuram. Dancing with gay abandon with the fleet-footed Allu Arjun atop a running train, Abhinayasree has well and truly announced her arrival.
Her Telugu debut (through Jai) was a major disaster. But after Arya, she is in demand.
Abhinayasree, who has item dances coded into her DNA (she is the daughter of yesteryear sex mole Anuradha),had her run in both Tamil and Malayalam.
Abhinayasree has a couple of Telugu films under her belt. She says her mind is set on the dance roles. She has no pretensions of being a front-line actress.
Along with some clothes, Abhinayasree looks to have shed hypocrisy too.
With Abhinayasree, what you see is what you get.