Your career doesn’t have to be decided by the cards you’ve been dealt by your upbringing. At 22, Shirish Saravanan is setting out to prove that very point. Cinema has been his only passion from his early days, so Shirish equipped himself with all the aspects needed to become a hero in K’town. A viscom graduate, he had his acting tutelage at the prestigious Kalairani Acting School, took up dance classes with choreographer Jayanthi and got trained in fights and action with Pandiyan master. Shirish is making his debut as the lead hero in a movie titled Metro.
Directed by Aandha Krishnan of Aal fame, Metro is a city based thriller and has national award winner Bobby Simha as the antagonist. “Although foraying into cinema was a planned move, nothing was as easy as you think. I auditioned for Metro and got selected.” On his role he says, “I play a journalist in the movie who is a happy-go-lucky guy, but his life changes when he sets out to investigate a case. Preethi, a newcomer, will be seen opposite me.”
The actor says that he was scared on the first day of his scene with Bobby Simha. “I have seen all his films. He would score even if he has one scene. I was a bit nervous on day-one. To add to my woes, Simha did not interact with anyone but was only concentrating on his work. But on subsequent days, he became friendly and was very helpful in getting my dialogues correct,” Shirish quips.
He considers Ajith and Simbu as his role models, and also had a couple of opportunities to meet the latter. Though he has been getting offers, Shirish says he is not in a hurry. “I am waiting for my first film Metro to get released. I am ready for experimental subjects, so long they have substantial role for me,” the actor signs off!...