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Tuesday, April 16, 2024 • Telugu Comments
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A spine-chilling trend has taken over the Indian film industry, with actresses embracing the supernatural and portraying ghostly characters on screen.

From Anjali's haunting portrayal in "Geetanjali Malli Vachindi" to Tamannaah's upcoming role in "Chandrakala 4," the trend of actresses playing ghosts continues to captivate audiences. This phenomenon extends beyond regional boundaries, with Bollywood stars like Kangana Ranaut also embracing the supernatural genre

Why Female Ghosts?

Writer Kona Venkat explains, "Pretty actresses turning ghosts has always been a safe bet... Even in puranas, there were Saakini and Daakini, and local tales about female spirits were common. Ghost stories often revolve around women, making actresses playing these roles relatable and believable."

A Legacy of Spooky Success:

The trend boasts a rich history, featuring iconic performances by actresses like Anushka Shetty in "Arundhati" and "Bhaagamathee," Charmee Kaur in "Manthra," and Nayanthara in "Mayuri" and "Dora." These films not only entertained audiences but also showcased the actresses' versatility and talent.

Blending Mythology and Horror:

Producer Anil Sunkara, who recently cast Varsha Bollamma as a ghost in "Ooru Peru Bhairavakona," highlights the connection between mythology and ghost stories: "We blended mythology with ghost stories to strike a chord with masses. Our film connects 'Garuda Puranas' to justify the presence of spirits and explore themes of vengeance."

Challenges and Opportunities:

While playing a ghost offers actresses a chance to showcase their range, it also comes with challenges. They must effectively portray fear, vulnerability, and often, a sense of injustice.

The Future of Ghostly Glamour:

As the trend continues, we can expect more actresses to take on these challenging roles, further blurring the lines between beauty and horror. The fascination with female ghosts in Indian cinema seems destined to endure, offering audiences thrilling experiences and actresses unique opportunities to shine.These performances not only deliver thrills and chills but also challenge traditional narratives, offering actresses opportunities to showcase their versatility on screen.

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