Shriya Saran, the actress who possesses an amazing hourglass figure, is quite happy to be getting an offer to play the lead role in a Kannada film for the first time in her decade-long career in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Shriya is always loved by her fans and the youths for maintaining such a slim and slender frame for close to 11 years in the industry now. The debut venture of Shriya in Kannada has been titled as Chandra.
Shriya is said to be getting somewhere in the region of Rs.70-80 lakh per film. However, she has reportedly decided to reduce her fee ‘considerably’ as she is aware that the Kannada film industryis not a lucrative one as the Tamil and Telugu film industries are. Though the details of her fee for the film Chandra aren’t revealed, whatever fee Shriya might finally get would only be equal to that of Divya Spandana (Kuthu Ramya), who is a top actress in Sandalwood, the world of Kannada films.
It turns out that Divya was the initial choice for the film but she refused citing ‘personal reasons’. The choice then went to Amala Paul, Dia Mirza and Amrita Rao before falling on Shriya’s lap. Shriya plays a princess in the film, which is directed by Roopa Iyer. Ramya Krishnan and playback singer S.P. Balasubramaniam are said to be playing significant roles in the film.
Though Chandra marks the curvaceous Shriya’s debut film as heroine in Kannada films, she has already starred in a Kannada film when she made a ‘guest appearance’ in the Punit Rajkumar-starrer Arasu some time back.