Pooja Hegde is on top of the ladder with Rashmika Mandanna as close second. Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, Tamanna and Anushka Shetty have graduated into senior heroine category.
They cannot think about starring opposite young heroes and stars anymore, as their combinations might attract audiences but their age won't let them play quintessential 20 something on screen anymore.
So, keeping them aside, we have to take in account, who are really on the radar of the producers, actors to say the Top 10 from this generation of actresses.
It seems like more than cute and homely looking girls like Kalyani Priyadarshan, Anupama Parameswaran, Nivetha Thomas glamour queens are ruling the roost.
To list out, here are 10 names who we feel have potential to be on top for next 5 years, at least (based on their following, opportunities);
1) Pooja Hegde
2) Rashmika Mandanna
3) Raashi Khanna
4) Niddhi Agerwal
5) Nabha Natesh
6) Payal Rajput
7) Kiara Advani (ranked low, as she is busy in Bollywood)
8) Mehreen Prizada
9) Nivetha Pethuraj
10) Lavanya Tripathi