When EK was supposed to be released, it was expected that Shriya Saran would have the same kind of launch pad as it had happened with Asin with GHAJINI. The results however did not meet the expectations though EK was well-received in the country side in general. But Shriya Saran is indeed on an interesting point in her career, as she is on the verge of making a Hollywood debut.
For a female actor who made her debut opposite Rajnikant in SIVAJI, she has now taken a monumental leap in her career and us going to make her presence felt in Hollywood in a big way with Ashok Amritraj's film ''OTHER END OF THE LINE''.
It has interesting plot where Shriya plays an employee working in a call centre in India who travels to USA to be with the guy with whom she falls in love over phone. Indeed it provides ample scope for cultural interpretations, and that is how this film is being built up, a romantic comedy.
Shriya has another Hollywood film up her sleeves, and this time the association is with Deepa Mehta. Deepa Mehta has written the film WHAT IS COOKING STELLA, which is going to be directed by Dileep Mehta and it is a film that also stars Lisa Ray and Seema Biswas. The film deals with the issue of domestic help coming from India and working in Canada.
Shriya has been rather profuse in her association with SIVAJI as it was SIVAJI that gave her instant celebrity status. It indeed is interesting that those female actors in particular are having rather interesting times as they have regular commercial releases down South and few releases in the Hindi cinema but Shriya is lucky one as she also has Hollywood beckoning her at an early stage in her career. It would surely have not been possible but for the break that she got from SIVAJI.
What it also means is that if you have talent, it does not matter where you make your debut, you would be able to leave your impression, and Shriya Saran is a live example of the same.