Star of the southern troika
By A Sharadhaa | Published: 17th June 2017 10:00 PM |
Sruthi Hariharan is a known face in Sandalwood, winning acclaim for her films such as Lucia and Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu. But the actress started her career in the south with the Malayalam Cinema Company, and later established herself in Kannada and Tamil industries.
After nearly five years, the actress returns to Mollywood with Salmaan Dulquer’s Solo, directed by Bejoy Nambiar. “I couldn’t have asked for a better film as my comeback. Being a big fan of Bejoy, I find his work very interesting. I remember watching his film Wazir first day, first show. I went to work with him more as a fan than an actor,” she says.
Sruthi says it was a new experience to work with a professional team. She’ll miss playing Rukku in Solo. “It was one of the most challenging roles in my career, something I’m looking forward to watching on the big screen.
I want to know how it has turned out. Since it’s an anthology, there are many characters. I wish I could continue being Rukku for a few more days, an independent woman who believes in extremes,” she says.
She is now gearing up to work on a Rajiv Menon project, which will start next month. In Sandalwood, the actress is waiting for the release of Upendra Matte Hutti Baa: Inti Prema, in which she’s paired opposite Upendra for the first time. She is currently juggling two projects, Saad Khan’s Humble Politician Nograj starring Danish Sait, and Prakash Jayaram’s Tarak starring Darshan.
Not everyone gets an opportunity to work in every film industry, and Sruthi has her hands full with Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil movies.“The Kannada film industry will always be home.” she says. “Here I understand the culture and know the people.
Though I know the languages, the Tamil and Malayalam film industries are still foreign to me and I have to gain a foothold there. Many people are not familiar with my work and vice versa. So when I do movies in the two languages, it’s a more professional relationship and work atmosphere,” she says.