Shriya Saran is reveling in the limelight of power thats zooming in on her. She is
the red hot heroine in Kollywood after she signed Shankars Sivaji
. Today Kollywood is her oyster. She has signed films with
Vijay and Vikram two of Tamil film industrys top stars- Azhagiya Tamizh
Magan and Kandasamy respectively . As of now, Shriya is basking
in the glory of Tiruvilayadal Arambham a surprise super hit that
resurrected the career of its hero Dhanush. Since then all young guns in the
industry wants to do a film with the Lucky lady, but she has been politely
that will melt any heart and has a touch of class. She is a trained Kathak
dancer and is literature graduate from the prestigious Lady Shriram College
. Her mother is Neerja Saran, a former chemistry teacher at
Indias best school, the Delhi Public school (DPS) Mathura Road, Delhi. Now
Shriyas family including her brother Ahiroop who recently got married has
. Shriya is a voracious reader and can talk about anything
under the sun. Her favourite authors are
the Brazilian writer and Brian L. Weiss the noted psychatrist
and author. Moviebuzz met Shriya over breakfast at `The Park` hotel
in . The pretty actress in conversation..
million bucks these days Thank you (Smiles). In fact my favourite meal of the day is
breakfast. I have an egg white omelette, porridge and paratha. For
lunch I have plain roti with Dal and Bhindi Indian style. Sometimes
I take fish and I love Chennai as fresh fish is available here. My
favourites are Andhra, Malabar or Goan fish curry. I don’t touch red
meat nor am I very fond of chicken. But basically I eat well.
never eat junk food though I love Subway stuff!
workouts in gyms atleast for 45 minutes every day. I believe that
it’s not keeping body in shape but it’s fitness that matters the
heroine, the most coveted role in south Indian cinema? (A broad smile) One day, I got a call from Shankar sir who said he
had seen me in Mazhai. He said that he was impressed by my
looks and performance. He asked me if I were interested in being
s heroine in Sivaji. I could not believe it
and immediately said Yes. Then I came down to
, met Shankar sir who said that I don’t need any
make-up or screen test. He also gave me some DVD’s of Rajni sir’s
films and I watched all of them. I believe that it was destiny that
Sivaji came my way.
with ShankarHe is a perfectionist and my role is very good. I have never worked
with another director who goes for such detailing as he wants
everything to be picture perfect. Before the shoot dialogues were
e-mailed to me so that I could prepare myself. He conceptualizes
everything, even minute details including costume and color
schemes. And the best thing is that he gives freedom to his artists
to express their views, which I feel is good as he does not mind
ready for release, I’ll give you a preview of my role. Dont’ ask for
more. I play a bubbly happy character full of beans.
there in four out of five songs which are amazingly tuned by
A.R.Rahman. I love dancing which everyone says comes naturally to
me. Please don’t ask me anything further about the film (smiles).
? Rajni sir is truly the living legend of Indian cinema. I have never
seen so much awe and respect among people for an actor like Rajni
sir has. At airports, hotels and other places all over the world,
people come up and ask me- Sir epiddi irukku? To be honest, Rajni
sirs heroines can piggy-back ride on his popularity. Thanks to him,
I am getting so much of attention and respect from the masses and the
Always willing to help others and he has so much of patience and his
knowledge is vast. He is like a search engine as he has an answer to
all your queries. When we were in
, none of us knew anything about the country. But sir
knew all customs and even the political history of the place on his
finger tip. He is the most chilled out, down-to-earth, well read
person that I have ever met in life.
the actor? Sir will explain the importance and significance of each scene
before the shoot. And when the shot is ok but he finds that I am not
comfortable, he will go for a retake. And when I do a scene well, he
will clap and motivate me to do better. The kid in him is still
team? Working with Shankar sir and Rajni sir was indeed an experience that
I will never forget in life. K.V.Anand the cameraman also helped me
a lot. Producer AVM Saravanan sir and his son Guhan and his two
lovely daughters had gone out of their way to make me comfortable.
It’s indeed been a nice experience.
in which I play a college student. Then there is Kandasamy
with Vikram who is a fine actor. In Hindi I am doing Awarappan
with Imraan Hashmi and let me tell you that there are no kissing
scenes (gives a naughty smile). I have also signed a film with
for director Sangeet Sivan. I will not be signing
any new Tamil films till my current assignments are over.