Shriya Saran has just a solitary film in Tamil in ‘Rowthiram’, in which she has been paired opposite Jeeva. While Jeeva has had a wonderful 18 months in the past with a string of hits to his credit including his latest film ‘Ko’, Shriya’s career is at crossroads. She hasn’t had a significant hit in the recent past and her last film in Tamil, ‘Chikku bhukku’ opposite Aarya, didn’t do that well either.
She is playing an important role in an English film titled ‘Midnight Children’ directed by Hollywood filmmaker Deepa Mehta. Based on a novel of the same title penned by noted author Salman Rushdie, Shriya says she is still waiting for a ‘good offer’ from a Tamil film-maker. “I’m awaiting a good role and this is the reason for the lull,” she explains.
Shriya plays a slum dweller in ‘Midnight Children’ and says that she had ‘changed’ herself completely to suit the character by adapting the same dress culture, speech slang and mannerisms of slum-dwellers after observing them from close quarters. “I have played a rather unusual role and it’s just another proof that I can excel in any kind of role(s),” asserts Shriya.
She refused to comment on her reported exit from the Kamal Hassan-starrer ‘Viswaroopam’ and about getting replaced by Isha Sharwani.