With movies in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, Shriya Saran scored box office hits this year.
We had a talk with the sultry siren of Kollywood who is all set to ominously drench international audiences with 2 of her upcoming projects just before her performance,at the Hampi Festival clad in an 80’s look all set to shake a leg .She was inviting enough to give us some of her time.Here is an excerpt from the interview.
Hey Shreya before you go on stage, could you give us a little update on your upcoming movie Casanova.
I don’t know what’s causing the delay. We’re yet to finish shooting.
It must have been exciting to act with the who’s who of Mollywood.
Well, working on the film means a lot to me as I got a chance to work with both the superstars of the Malayalam industry, having acted with Mammootty in Pokkiri Raja and now Mohan Lal.At the moment I am really excited to begin work on both of my international projects Shekhar Kapur’s science-fiction romance film Paani, co-produced by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle that also stars Hrithik Roshan in the lead, and Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.
That is wonderful; you are really enjoying your ride. One thing we wanted to ask you, always, have you met Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta personally?
Sadly, no not yet .Well, I hope I will soon get to meet Salman. I’ve interacted with Deepa Mehta during the make of Cooking with Stella, it was directed by her brother Dilip Mehta but this will be the first time that she will be directing me.
How has your experience on the personal front amidst the under privileged been after you setup up the spa?
I have been trying my best to educate them and there is also help coming in from people who contribute to make them more self-sufficient. Sadly, our society finds it hard to accept these people but I want to work towards their upliftment .In this effort I had recently launched a beauty spa that employs visually-challenged therapists.
Don’t you think your employees could be exploited?
Yes that has always been there. You know everything has its good and weak part. We’re trying to ensure that we overcome the weakness. My mom has been very assuring. We hope that people close to us become regulars. Right now,we aim at getting more people to expand our team.
We hope we reach out to many through this talk for our site.
Thank a lot, I am sure we will.Well, I have to rush now I have a performance coming up.
Oh surely have a great time on stage. Good luck dear for this year.
We leave you with her picture before the performance. She looks beautiful isn’t it?