At the Baby success event, Allu Arjun shared his concern about the lack of opportunities for local talents compared to actresses from other states who dominate the Telugu film scene.
Telugu superstar Allu Arjun expressed his delight as the movie Baby continues to set the box office ablaze in the Telugu states. The Pushpa star attended the film's success meet, where he took the opportunity to shower praises on the cast and crew, but he also had a special motive in mind — to promote and appreciate the talents of Vaishnavi Chaitanya.
Recalling their previous collaboration in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Allu Arjun emphasized the importance of representation for Telugu-speaking actresses in the industry. He shared his concern about the lack of opportunities for local talents compared to actresses from other states who dominate the Telugu film scene. Allu Arjun's heartening remarks shed light on the need for change and equal opportunities for Telugu girls in the entertainment industry.
Allu Arjun remarked, "I was always saddened by the fact that not many Telugu-speaking girls were working in our films. While women actors from other states could act in Telugu movies, I strongly believe that at least 50 per cent of leading actresses should be Telugu girls. It bothered me for years that our talents lacked proper representation."
During the making of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Allu Arjun envisioned a future where talented individuals like Vaishnavi would take the lead in their own movies. He expressed his joy at witnessing Vaishnavi headlining a film and hailed this as a significant milestone for Telugu girls in the industry.
Allu Arjun added with enthusiasm, "Finally, Telugu girls are getting their due. I wish to see more such talents taking the lead in movies. I use this platform to encourage girls to seek careers in Telugu cinema without any fear. The Telugu film industry is at the forefront of India's entertainment boom, and we welcome aspiring talents to be a part of this excellent place."
The celebrated actor also clarified that his encouragement for local talent did not mean he was against actors from other languages. He emphasized the beauty of bringing out one's mother tongue in performances, making movies more authentic and diverse.
"I am not against anybody," Allu Arjun said. "If I do a Tamil film tomorrow, I will ask them to hire all Tamil actors. It was so cute to hear Vaishnavi's Telangana diction, enriching the movie and adding a sense of reality. I sincerely hope Vaishnavi bags the best actress award this year, as her win will inspire many like her."
Furthermore, Allu Arjun extended his encouragement to aspiring actors of all age groups and genders to consider pursuing careers in the film industry. He pointed out the lack of quality character artists and dubbing artists and welcomed talents from all backgrounds to contribute to the flourishing Telugu film industry.
"Sukumar and I were talking earlier about how there is a dearth of good character artists and dubbing artists," Allu Arjun said. "Please, you are welcome to the Telugu film industry. It's progressing."
Vaishnavi plays the female in Baby, which is written and directed by Sai Rajesh Neelam. The coming-of-age romantic drama stars Anand Devarakonda and Viraj Ashwin as male leads.