No Sadness For This Young Heroine Sridivya
By Rinku Gupta | ENS | Published: 28th November 2013 10:22 AM |
She caught the imagination of the masses with the hit Varthapadadha Valibar Sangam, with her fresh performance. Now, young heroine Sridivya, after four films in Tollywood, is reaping a rich harvest here.
With three Tamil movies in hand, all with ace banners, directors and co-actors, she’s clearly on a roll. In a chat with CE, she reveals how she’s enjoying the limelight. “Wherever I go in Tamil Nadu, people call me Latha Pandi, the name of the character I play in VVS!” says Sridivya excitedly.
“After the release, I got many calls from the industry and several offers. I love the adulation I’m getting even in villages! People come up to me and say oodha colour ribbon, referring to the hit song in the film.”
That’s certainly a high for any actor, especially as the 19-year-old who was formerly a child artist in Telugu and TV serials, is getting a firm foothold here. Sridivya is currently part of Suseenthiran’s next flick, Veera Dheera Sooran (VDS), opposite Vishnu. In newbie director Ravi Arasu’s Eetti, produced by Vetrimaaran, Sridivya is cast opposite Paradesi hero Atharva.
The latest film she’s part of is Pencil, which marks the acting debut of GV Prakash under debutant Mani Nagraj’s direction.
Talking about her roles in each film, Sridivya says with a laugh, “In VVS, I played a schoolgirl and it’s the same in Pencil. But in VDS and Eetti, I graduate to playing a college girl!”
Recalling details about the films she says, “I got a call from Suseenthiran and met him in his office. He narrated the story and I’m so happy he thought of me for the role! I love his approach to filmmaking. There’s so much to learn. For instance, he told me to practise doing mounavratam, spending a whole day without speaking, communicating only through expressions. That way, the ability to express and emote will increase.”
Another happy memory is being called by producer Vetrimaaran for a narration for Eetti. “I’m so happy and blessed to be getting such wonderful opportunities so early in my Kollywood career!” she gushes.
In the Telugu hit Bus Stop too, Sridivya played a schoolgirl. She admits, “Being a child artiste, I couldn’t regularly attend school. So I love to play a school girl since it fills all that I missed out on.”