What Lured Amala Nag Back To Tollywood After Retiring From Films?
Bharathanatyam dance schools have traditionally been the hunting ground for directors and producers to find new heroines. In the old days it was only dancers that one could find girls who could emote effortlessly as Bharathanatyam trained them to express their emotions. Today heroines are being selected from beauty pageants or from modeling catwalks which is why they are all pretty wooden when it comes to expressions. Seasoned actress Amala had learnt Bharathanatyam at the renowned Kalakshetra in Chennai. However she did not have much of a chance to showcase her dancing skills except in her debut Tamil film ‘Mythili Ennai Kathali’. In all her later films she did not do any classical dancing but she was known for her acting skills. After she fell in love and married Nagarjuna she virtually retired from cinema and devoted her time to looking after her family. Now, director Sekhar Kammula intends to exploit her talent in his film ‘Life is Beautiful’, where she plays a classical dance teacher. “Her role is special and captivating,” says a source from the film. The actress, who is making a comeback after 20 years, will surely be enjoy a role close to her heart.