By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Shreya Saran is become one of the hottest and most sensational heroines in the country after the success of blockbuster Shivaji, in which she acted with Superstar Rajinikanth. She also has to her credit a Hindi release. Her earlier films like Enakku 20 Unakku 18, Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum, Mazhai and Shukriya were flops. But Shivaji has given her career new life.
Now, most wanted heroine in the Indian film industry, her beauty and success has reached across all language film audiences. Here are excerpts from a recent interview with the star actress
How do you feel after the release of Shivaji?
Wow... it is amazing... I really didn't expect this kind of global recognition for me. For this, I am thankful to Aishwarya Rai. Shivaji is a window for us to realize how big an international star Rajinikanth is. A true gentleman, he allowed me to shine in the film. I will never forget my experiences on the sets of Shivaji. It is a true privilege to act opposite Rajini and it is a dream come true for me.
Tell me something about your recently released Hindi movie Awarapan?
Actually, I was looking for a good roles in Hindi films. That was when, I got a call from Mahesh Bhatt and director Mohit Suri. After I heard the story of the film, I felt that I needed to play this kind of a romantic role atleast once in my career. So I immediately accepted the offer.
How was your experience with Emraan Hashmi?
Oh, very nice... Emraan is a funny guy and always keeps a smile on his face wherever he is. It was really a good experience for me.
Now you have given two hits simultaneously in the North and the South. How do you feel?
I would like to first make one thing clear. I am not reason for the Shivaji's success. It is purely a Rajini film. I'm proud to be a part of the success. Awarapan is the director's film from start to finish. I had done what the director told me to. But of course, I'm flying high with the success of both the films.
About your forthcoming projects?
In Tamil, I'm playing the female lead role opposite Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan. I have also signed Kandaswamy, in which I will be acting with Vikram. I am in talks for two more projects in Tamil. In Hindi, I'm playing an important role in director Sangeeth Sivan's Ek - The Power Of One. Bobby Deol is the hero of this film
Shreya adopts 2 children!
Meanwhile, the actress has adopted 2 kids from an orphanage. She will take the responsibility of their food, education, medical and other expenses of the children but will keep them in the orphanage. She is associated with World Vision that finds parents for deprived children. The actress also works for Apollo's research development fund wing to raise funds for poor children.