Feeling a bit miffed at all the media coverage about Nayantara’s move to Bollywood, rival southern belle Shriya Saran has announced, “If Nayantara is like gold, I am like platinum. I have no competitor. I have gone not just to Bollywood, but I have also been part of English films too. That’s why I say I have no comparison.”
Shriya is currently working hard in the innovative Malayalam film industry in Kerala known colloquially as Mollywood. Her current movie list includes Jaggubhai, Chikku Bhukku, Mallanna and the Tamil movie Kutty. In Mallanna (Kanthaswamy) with Vikram, she wears a short, sexy bob hairstyle and takes on a negative role. Is this of concern to her? “It’s not an entirely negative role but has a few grey shades to it,” she says, “Of course, I had my doubts, but gradually my apprehensions faded away as the role shaped up convincingly.”
Shriya’s Kollywood movie Kutty sees an interesting shift in direction for her. She has shed her glam image for the movie which involves her exploring her acting talents opposite Dhanush. This is a trend that she hopes to develop further in future movies. The film also features an item number from Meghna Naidu.