A lesser-known fact about the reigning queen of Tollywood, Anushka Shetty, is that she was a Yoga teacher in Bengaluru before she signed her first film. Now you know the secret behind her enviable physique. While her success story is long and glorious, we bring you three films that you may have missed, which you shouldn’t really!
In Naagavalli, Anushka plays the titular character. A Bharatanatyam dancer who performs in the royal courts is a sight to behold. An evil king, played by Venkatesh, falls for her and is keen on owning Nagavalli at all costs, even if that means letting the love of her life die in front of her eyes. Another parallel story in the film sees Anushka as one of the four sisters affected by an old painting of Nagavalli in the present times. The rumour is that Nagavalli’s painting has brought evil spirit into the house. How she discovers the truth and deals with the situation is an interesting and gripping watch.
Born on an auspicious day near a Durga temple, the parents decided to name their daughter Panchakshari (Anushka Shetty) after the goddess. The people of the village revere her as the goddess herself. She is later married to an orphan and has a baby called Reshmi. During one of the festive days of Bonalu, Panchakshari is possessed by the goddess and her prophecy predicts the death of Panchakshari. After her death, her husband finds her lookalike called Honey. She decides to help the family after undergoing some discomfort. Later, she uncovers her hidden connections with Panchakshari and helps the village against the evil and greedy people trying to dig the temple for treasure.
Unlike the name of the film, Size Zero is the story of a plus-size girl. Anushka plays the role of Sweety, a girl next door. All she wants is a happy life and the company of her prince charming. However, people around her constantly nag her about her weight. Like a boss, Sweety has a fitting answer to each of their taunts. At a point, her world seems complete with the perfect guy, Abhi, played by Jamshad Cethirakath. This female-oriented romcom is a perfect example to show that Anushka is made for unconventional roles.
You cannot miss these wonderful films! But in case you need to something new for you watch list, ZEE5 is your one-stop solution.