Esther Anil recently posted pictures with a friend from a party she attended in Bengaluru.

Esther wears a navy blue party dress and poses and in the background is a red car
Flix Mollywood Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 18:25

Actor Esther Anil, who played the younger teenage daughter in the popular Malayalam films Drishyam and Drishyam 2, recently shared pictures from a party she attended in Bengaluru. Wearing a navy-blue party dress, Esther is seen sitting with a friend and striking poses for the camera. Within hours of her posting the pictures on Instagram, a user made a sly comment on her clothes, to which Esther gave an apt reply.

 

 

Apparently taking a dig at her choice of clothes, the user wrote, "Now you are qualified to act in Hindi cinema. You should also show the skill to act in English films." Esther replied with a smiling emoticon, "Who are you, sir, to decide my qualifications?" Her reply was immediately appreciated by other users.

Esther has been a child actor in Malayalam cinema for years. She got most noticed for her role as the little girl playing Mohanlal and Meena’s younger daughter, in the hugely successful film Drishyam in 2013. Following this, she reprised her role in the Tamil and Telugu remakes of the film, playing Kamal Haasan’s daughter and Venkatesh’s daughter respectively.  

When Drishyam’s director Jeethu Joseph announced a sequel, he revealed that the Georgekutty family, which played the central characters in the film, will reprise their roles. This included Mohanlal playing Georgekutty, Meena his wife, and Ansiba and Esther their daughters. In the sequel, Esther has grown into a teen rebel from the innocent child she had been in the first part.

Read: Drishyam 2': What the sequel gets right on sexual violence that the first film didn't

Recently, Anaswara Rajan, another teen Malayalam actor was criticised for posting a picture in which she was wearing shorts. However, the comments were more abusive in nature then and many others in the film industry showed support to Anaswara by posting pictures showing their own legs, with the hashtag ‘Women have legs’. Last month, an elderly actor in the industry, Rajini Chandy, too was subjected to online harassment for wearing modern clothes like tattered jeans and skirts for a photo shoot.  

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