Actor Srikanth is a changed man since January this year when his Shankar-directed Nanban hit the screens. The film not only did a good business to remind the viewers of the existence of an actor named Srikanth but also helped the actor get more film offers.
The past year-and-a-half had been nothing but terrible for Srikanth who faced many hardships both in his professional as well as personal lives. The actor, who debuted as hero in Kollywood almost a decade back in Rojakootam opposite Bhoomika Chawla, went on to star opposite leading heroines such as Trisha, Sonia Aggarwal and Namitha.
Sri, as he is referred to fondly by his friends within and outside Kollywood, is now eagerly awaiting the release of his upcoming film Paagan wherein he has been paired up opposite Janani Iyer of Avan Ivan (remember the cop?) fame. Paagan is incidentally the most significant film in the careers of Srikanth and Janani at this juncture of their respective careers.
While Srikanth seeks to restore his past glory, Janani needs a foothold to be counted among the top heroines in Kollywood. Srikanth, who has realized (at a cost, though) that action films are not his forte, is concentrating on light-hearted comedies and Paagan is just the ideal kind of film with a role tailor-made for him. Sri and ‘Parota’ Suri have formed a successful comedy team in the film, according to Unit sources.
Sri himself concedes that Paagan (which is directed by Aslam) is an important film in his career and hopes that the film would swing the fortunes in his favour.