The first personality is of course director Shankar, who directed Shreya in the biggest hit of her career, Sivaji - The Boss. Her portrayal of a loving, dedicated and above all, protective wife was very subtle and moving. She attributes this to director Shankar, whom she likens to a authoritarian who works in the best interests of the movie and the actor, ensuring that he extracts only what is necessary for the role.
Her other favourite is of course Kamal Hassan, who has turned his talents to direction with Marmayogi, which is currently in production. Kamal Hassan, who has always been able to elicit the most sensual performances from his co-stars, will be locking lips with Shreya Saran in Marmayogi. Kamal, she says, is a perfectionist and does not stint any efforts until the end-product is exactly the way he wants it -- perfect.
Well, knowing Shreya Saran's penchant for hard work, she sure won't be grumbling about all those re-takes to get something 'just so'.