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 Pauly.
"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 daily.
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 director.
"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 said.
The film was speculated to be made in Tamil and Malayalam, but Gautham, a former associate of film-maker Mysskin, denied such reports.
"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.