Shriya on a new high

This actress surely has much more to her personality than just acting. I am a bit of a literary buff, Shriya Saran confesses as she finds herself reading more than one book at a time.

Published: 23rd March 2012 03:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:41 PM   |  A+A-

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This actress surely has much more to her personality than just acting.

I am a bit of a literary buff, Shriya Saran confesses as she finds herself reading more than one book at a time.

“I love reading and sometimes I read three books simultaneously.

My last book was God of Small Things and I really loved it.

I have also read all of Rushdie’s work.” And reading Salman Rushide definitely strikes a chord as she is a part of Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children.

Shriya Saran who had attended the Literary Festival held at Jaipur earlier this year, tweeted about Salman not being able to make it, saying, ‘@Salman Rushdie: That’s unfair! But every one loves you, misses you at the festival! its there loss!!!!’ When asked, she however spoke quite openly about her tweet.

She says, “When I tried writing about Rushdie on Twitter, it did not set in well.

I think, he is an Indian and he has a right to live here.

If he has done something wrong, there is a court of law which will take care of this.

You can request him to remove that part of text from his book.

Ultimately, I think freedom of expression comes with a lot of responsibility.” Back in the T-Town after quite a gap, actress Shriya’s latest romantic comedy flick Nuvva Nena is making waves at the box office.

Costarring Sharwanand and Allari Naresh, a duo made famous by their movie Gamyam, the film revolves around the tussle between the two men who vie for Shriya’s attention.

“It is a light comedy where people can just come and have fun throughout the movie.

The story may look like an inspiration from Deewana Mastana, but the treatment is different.

But, if you’re looking for a very different movie, don’t,” informs the 29-year old.

After being paired opposite with Ravi Teja in Don Seenu in 2010, Shriya’s movie has been widely anticipated.

Talking about her role in Nuvva Nena, she says, “I play Dr Nandini, a psychiatrist, in the film.

Though I have played the role of a doctor already in Santosham, this is like a typical girl-next-door role.

And I also love the music of the movie.

I love the song Sarraaa.” With her last commercially hit film being Don Seenu, and with the likes of Tamannaah and Samantha dominating the scene here in Tollywood, Shriya has quite to prove with her latest flick.

But she nonchalantly brushes this off, saying, “Competition was always there.

We have a lot of great actors.” Shriya will be seen next in Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, which is based on Salman Rushdie’s book of the same title.

“The movie may release either by September or October.

It took a lot of hard work as I had to work in the slums of Bombay.

I worked on this for about seven months.” Rumour has it that she will also be seen in Sekhar Kammula’s long delayed Life is Beautiful.

She was quite tight-lipped about the project though.

“I am doing another film in Telugu but, I am not allowed to talk about it.” On a completely different note, she also paid her condolences to actor Charan, who died of a cardiac arrest last Sunday morning.

“It is really sad.

He was a great friend of mine.

I worked with him for my first movie Ishtam and it was a great experience.”

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