Malavika Mohanan was asked to pick another actor who she considers worthy of the 'Lady Superstar' tag, but she refused to play that game.
Last Updated: 04.46 AM, Feb 13, 2023
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Actor Malavika Mohanan is now busy promoting her upcoming movie Christy, which is due in cinemas this week. And a comment she made recently at an interview has irked the fans of Nayanthara, who is dubbed as 'Lady Superstar'.
Malavika was asked to pick another actor who she considers worthy of the 'Lady Superstar' tag, but she refused to play that game. "To be honest, I hate that term. We use superstars to address actors. So even female actors can be called superstars. There is no need for 'Lady.' Just superstar. You don't call Deepika Padukone, Lady Superstar. She is a superstar. Alia Bhatt is a superstar. Katrina Kaif is a superstar. We can just say it like that no?" she responded.
Many seem to have misunderstood Malavika's response as a swipe against Nayanthara. In light of the new controversy, Malavika has issued a clarification. "My comment was about a term that is used to describe female actors & not about any specific actor. I really respect & admire Nayanthara, and as a senior really look upto her incredible journey. Can people please calm down. Especially the tabloid journos. Only ♥️ to Miss N (sic)," she tweeted.
The professional competition between Malavika and Nayanthara became a little intense a few months ago. Ahead of the release of Connect last year, Nayanthara highlighted a criticism made by Malavika about her makeup in a hospital scene in Viswasam.
"There’s a huge difference when you are doing a realistic film and when you are doing a commercial film. When you are doing a realistic film, you have to go to lengths to look the part. But this example was from a commercial film… I went in with a look but my director told me not to look so sad. It is how they wanted to do the scene. So, when there’s a commercial aspect to it, you get as realistic as required," Nayanthara responded to Malavika's comments.
And Malavika's latest criticism against the term 'Lady Superstar' was also seen in the same light.