Despite a stop-start Bollywood and international career to date, Shriya Saran will be having another chance to demonstrate her many talents in Ek – The Power of One with Bobby Deol, Chunkey Pandey and Jackie Shroff. It’s based on the Tollywood film Athadu. She was last seen in Mission Istanbul.
Down South, her career continues to boom following her success in Sivaji: The Big Boss in 2007 and she will be starring opposite Vishal in an action thriller Thoronai, due for release this summer. Meanwhile, she can be seen soon in Mallana opposite Vikram, which is being released in both Tolly and Kollywood versions.
Shriya is still full of praise for Canadian director Deepa Mehta and the experience she enjoyed whilst making What’s Cooking Stella? for her last summer, alongside Seema Biswas and Lisa Ray. “An actor gets to learn so much through the perfect system of filmmaking and workshops done regularly with Deepa,” she says, “We had to enact the scene to perfection and go beyond the scene. We were even asked to improvise on our roles. When she would not be satisfied, she would give her creative inputs, get the scene right, and then make us shoot. Believe me it works.”