Bangalore based actress Shraddha Srinath, who is basking in the success of her recently released Kannada movie U Turn, is elated about her Tamil debut, opposite Nivin Pauly.
"I'm still coping with the amazing reviews we've been getting
for 'U Turn' and then this announcement was made today: I will be
making my Tamil debut with Nivin Pauly, in a film directed by
Gautham Ramachandran. We start shooting very soon," she wrote on
her social media page.
The actress, whose debut performance is being appreciated by
critics and movie lovers alike, is a self-confessed fan of Nivin
"I'm Nivin Pauly's biggest fan and the fan girl in me is
refusing to calm down. But on a more serious note, my Tamil launch
couldn't get better than this. Excited," she added.
Though Shraddha, who began her career as a stage actor, looks
mesmerizing on screen, she has said it is a nightmare watching
herself on the big screen.
"It is a nightmare for me to watch myself on screen. Luckily,
the audience didn't think so when they saw me," she told a leading
Her Tamil debut, which is being directed by Nivin's close
friend, is based on the superhit Kannada flick, Ulidavaru
Kandanthe. The script was finalized after considering
nearly 40 drafts over a period of nine months, according to its
"In June 2015, we had set up an office in Chennai, and since
then we've been working on the script. It took us nearly 40 drafts
over a period of nine months to finally lock the script. It was one
crazy, hell of a writing session," Gautham Ramachandran had
The film was speculated to be made in Tamil and Malayalam, but
Gautham, a former associate of film-maker Mysskin, denied such
"Nivin insisted we make the film only in Tamil. We were supposed
to work in the past and back then he gave me an option to work in
Malayalam. However, I wasn't comfortable. So, Nivin suggested we
wait for the right project to work in Tamil," he said, adding that
they've known each other for about four years.