Sruthi Hariharan, who did a small role in Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathey, finally got her big break through last week’s release, Nibunan. The pretty actress speaks to DC on what the success means to her, and her future projects. “Nibunan seemed like a convenient film for me to do, as I know both the languages it was made in — Tamil and Kannada,” Sruthi begins, adding, “There has been a phenomenal response for the film, and it is all the more special for me, as being a Tamil girl, I think the film has opened up more opportunities for me.”
Knowing many languages sure has many advantages for Sruthi, who is fluent in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam — “Does it help me get opportunities in many languages? I’d have to say no. But I’m sure, that when I perform, half the battle is over as I understand the dialogues and thus, I can concentrate on the expression and emotions.”
The actress also has her own Production house, Kalathmika, through which she is funding many interesting short films. Sruthi is also part of off-beat independent films like Nila, which had a direct to DVD release this year.
“Running a production house lets me learn a lot more about cinema that I cannot do being just an actor. In Kannada, I have been a part of unconventional, small budget films. The beauty about such films is that, everyone is very passionate about it, with the business part of it almost non-existent. That makes a difference. I think I am an ‘indie-bee’ and will always continue to be a part of such projects,” she explains.
Sruthi will next be seen in Solo, an anthology film starring Dulquer Salmaan. Explaining her character, she says, “I play a small role called Rukku, and I shot for three days. She is a fierce, independent and a loud woman.” We hope to see more of this woman with spunk in our films!...