Jayalalithaa entered the film industry at a very young age and while that allowed her to work on over 100 films during her three-decade career, it also had its downside.
Jayalalithaa entered the film industry at a very young age and while that allowed her to work on over 100 films during her three-decade career, it also had its downside. For instance, when she worked in her first Tamil film Vennira Aadai in 1965, she was still a teenager. The film made history because it got an A rating, meaning only adults could watch it. Unfortunately, for 17-year-old Jaya, this meant that she couldn’t watch her performance in her debut project.
Vennira Aadai earned its A-rating after it featured Jayalalithaa in a song sequence where she was bathing in a waterfall in a sleeveless blouse. But looks like even the A-rating couldn’t keep Jayalalithaa from becoming a star as Vennira Aadai went on to become a hit, running in theaters for over 100 days. Her turn as Shobha in the romantic film won her praise and got her a strong fan base overnight, according to a report in Jansatta.
The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister died late Monday night this week. She had been struggling with health issues for over 70 days at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai before succumbing to a cardiac arrest. Millions attended the funeral, including superstar Rajinikanth, to bid farewell to the late politician.