'I am totally booked but I love it'


Sexy siren: Shriya Saran

Off screen, she is as simple as it can get. Shriya Saran, who was in the City recently, loves the fact that she has got an opportunity to not only work with the biggies in the South Indian film industry but also make a crossover to other languages like Hindi and English.

Like her, there are many other South Indian actresses who have made the big move but does this mean there is more pressure? “Things are changing and industries like Bollywood are opening up to actresses down South and are accepting us the way we are. There is no pressure at all, I guess it’s the talent they look for,” she adds.

What many people don’t know about this pretty damsel is that she has adopted not one but three children. “It’s a programme where we can adopt children and sponsor their education throughout their lives. I am constantly in touch with all of them. I keep getting their marks card and get updated with their progress. Education is very important. I wish more and more people take to such programmes,” says she.

The last time she was in town, she had her whole kitty filled with movies and not much has changed this time round as well. “I am totally booked but I love it, because there is nothing more I love than my work,” says she.

Unfortunately after her small role in the Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Arasu, we
never saw Shriya in Sandalwood again. “That was a long time ago. Though it was a small role, I took it up because I really found it cute and thought it was an apt ending for the movie. After that, I never got any offer or an opportunity to work in Kannada movies again,” says Shriya while adding, “But I am doing this Tamil movie, Mallanna along with Vikram, which I hear will be dubbed in Kannada, so you can look out for me in that.” Is the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce listening?

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