Aishwarya Rajesh won the 'Best Actress' Award for her hard-hitting earnest performance in the sports drama 'Kanaa' (2017) at Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020.
At the event, the talented actress said: "It's an emotional moment for me. I should thank my director Arun Raja Kamaraj and producer Sivakarthikeyan for believing me. Thought I wasn't aware of the cricket game, they believed me and offered the role".
"I should thank Dhanush who told me that I would get a lot of awards for Kaaka Muttai, he spoke highly about me to many producers and filmmakers. Nayanthara is a big inspiration for all of us. While female-centric films had earned critical acclaim, Nayanthara proved that such films can also mint money. She created a market for this genre", said Aishwarya Rajesh.
Generally, heroines wouldn't praise each other but Aishwarya openly accepted that Nayanthara created the market for female-centric films in Tamil cinema.