These actresses strike fine balance between family & films -F’day Spl. article by Naveen

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Gone are the days when actresses quit films post wedding and focused on family alone. Also gone are the days when they make comeback to cinema after some years, only to do ‘akka’ and ‘amma’ roles.
Here is a crop of actresses who are active in career too after marriage. And they do this by striking a fine balance between the two poles. Happy as homemakers and mothers, they are successful as ‘working women’ too.
Samantha
Samantha Akkineni hardly took a break after her wedding to Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya last year. She has been keeping herself busy with back to back projects in Tamil and Telugu.
At present, she is part of a bunch of movies, including ‘Nadigaiyar Thilakam’ (‘Mahanati’), ‘Seema Raja’, ‘Super Deluxe’, remake of ‘U Turn’ and ‘Irumbu Thirai’.
“I love my career and my family is supporting me,” says Samantha, who is lately focussing on performance-oriented roles.
Sneha
Sneha, who is married to actor Prasanna and has a son called Vihaan, is currenty busy with a string of movies. She gave power-packed performance in two films soon after her marriage- ‘Haridas’ and ‘Un Samayal Arayil’.
The actress, who was recently seen playing a strong role in Sivakarthikeyan’s ‘Velaikaaran’, is now part of ‘The Greate Father’ in Malayalam, ‘Muniratna Kurukshetra’ in Kannada and a yet untitled Telugu film starring Ram Charan.
In television, she is one of the judges of popular show ‘Dance Jodi Dance’ in Zee Tamil. “I am doing all these thanks to support from my husband and son,” she says.
Jyothika
A break after wedding and becoming mother to two kids, Jyothika made a strong comeback a few years ago, by playing the lead role in ’36 Vayadhinile’.
Then came the critically acclaimed ‘Magalir Mattum’. Much recently, she had the release of Bala-directed ‘Naachiyar’, in which she played the all-powerful title role.
“I would like to strike a fine balance between my family and work. I ensure that I don’t miss my kids,” says Jyothika, who is now acting in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Chekka Chivandha Vaanam’ and a film with director Radha Mohan
Simran
Dream girl of late 1990s and early 2000s, Simran married her boyfriend Deepak Bagga in 2003, when she was at the peak of her career.
Simran made a return in 2008 with ‘Okka Magadu’, opposite Balakrishna, ‘John Appa Rao 40 Plus’ and ‘Seval’. Her role in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ was critically acclaimed and she won Filmfare and Vijay awards for the same.
She starred in the Tamil films ‘TN-07 AL 4777’ and ‘Ainthaam Padai’ in 2009. She made a brief appearance in ‘Aaha Kalyanam’ in 2014 and ‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara’ in 2015.
In October 2015, Simran and her husband set up a production studio called Simran & Sons, and launched two new film projects. She is also busy with TV shows. Her upcoming flicks are ‘Vanangamudi’, ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’ and ‘Seema Raja’.
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