Lakshmi Menon the girl from Kochi is on a roll. Her Diwali release in Tamil with Vishal’s Pandiya Nadu is turning out to be a hit. She has been appreciated for her role as the demure school teacher Malar.
Lakshmi Menon currently is red hot, as she has the best hit ratio among heroines in Kollywood. All her four releases in Tamil in a span of one year – Sundarapandian, Kumki, Kutty Puli and now Pandiya Nadu have been box-office hits.
It means Lakshmi currently has 100 % box-office success percentage, which no current Tamil heroine can boast. Remember she started in Malayalam, where both her releases bombed.
No wonder without blinking an eyelid Vishal and UTV signed her up for their next film Naan Sigappu Manithan, paying her a very high signing amount. Lakshmi has an impressive line-up of forthcoming releases – Jigardhanda with Siddharth, Sippai with Gautham Karthik, Manja Pai with Vimal, Vasanthakumaran with Vijay Sethupathy and an untitled film with Vishal for UTV Motion Pictures.
Today her market value is close to Rs 40 lakhs, and now all upcoming heroes want to sign her up for their forthcoming films.
First and foremost there is a feeling she is a “Raasi ulla nadi” (Lucky actress), and she is hassle free.