Most of the actresses seem to have a common answer to a particular query. At times, the commonality of the answer transcends linguistic and regional barriers. When asked as to what would be the ‘dream role’ for them, actresses invariably say that they would love to play a ‘sex worker’ on-screen. Curvaceous Shriya Saran, who was last seen in an ‘item song’ in Vikram’s Rajapattai, is the latest actress to express her wish to play the role.
Shriya appears to be taking the ‘Sneha’ route of staying in the news. Like the latter, Shriya too isn’t having her hands full with film projects and instead keeps herself busy with the inauguration of jewellery store and other commercial establishments besides starring in many commercials. Unlike Sneha, though, Shriya is highly qualified and has given well informed lectures at some of the country’s leading management institutions.
She now awaits the release of her latest English film titled Winds of Change. Speaking to newsmen recently, she said “Most actresses love to play the sex-worker’s role in films. I too would love to take on such a role. Anushka had done a very neat job in Vedam (Telugu) and Vaanam as a sex-worker. I too would be playing one such role in an upcoming Bengali language film.
“Almost all the top actresses have handled this role at some point in their career. I’m getting more offers in South than from the North. Bollywood is male-dominated where the heroine is used merely to expose her skin and for song sequences. I don’t want to say anything about rumours linking me with cricketer Srisanth whom I’ve met only once during a fashion show.
“I don’t mind pairing up opposite senior heroes like Rajini Sir, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Ravi Teja. The trend in Indian films has always been that older heroes tend to pair up with younger heroines. As long as it doesn’t look awkward on screen, I don’t think it should be debated about,” concludes Shriya.