From the last few decades, when the commercial cinema has gloomed upon Telugu cinema, the actresses have become mere glamour dolls and there were only a few films that came up with strong female leads. Again now, from the last three years, people are demanding strong characters for women in films and thus, a lot of female-oriented flicks are coming up and becoming hits at the box office.
Even at this transition age, there are a few filmmakers who are using heroines as just entertainment properties. The recent release of Superstar Mahesh Babu, Sarileru Neekevvaru
, has received flak for not featuring the heroine Rashmika Mandanna
in a meaty role. She just became a comical piece in the film. When asked about the same, director of the film, Anil Ravipudi agreed that Rashmika didn't have much to offer in the film.
He said that removing Rashmika's scenes wouldn't have tampered the story at all but he opined that her episodes are the major entertainment providers in the film. Anil also added that they didn't forcefully inject her role in the second half and brought it only when required. He concluded by saying that her role added great fun quotient by providing enough entertainment.