At Agenda Aajtak 2022, Shriya Saran opened up about working with superstar Rajinikanth. During the session, the actress shared the things she learned from him.
By India Today Web Desk: Actress Shriya Saran is on cloud nine! She is riding high on the success of her latest film, Drishyam 2. The movie has shattered many box office records and it has set the cash register ringing. From a career perspective, Shriya has come a long way from where she started. She is among the lucky actresses who’ve had an opportunity to work with superstar Rajinikanth. Shriya shared screen space with him in the film, Sivaji: The Boss, in 2007.
In Agenda Aajtak 2022, Shriya shared her experience of working with Rajinikanth in the film. While talking about it at length, she recalled her first meeting with the actor, the things she learned from him, and more.
SHRIYA SARAN RECALLS RAJINIKANTH’S WORDS
Going down memory lane, Shriya Saran recalled Rajinikanth’s words. “The most important thing which he taught me is that he genuinely speaks fondly with everyone. From lightman to spot boy and director, he equally respects and talks to everyone. It is genuine love and kindness that one can learn from him. He is such a big actor, but that genuine honesty towards craft is beautiful. That is something that I learnt from him. Whenever he comes on the set, he greets everyone and keeps on cracking jokes. He once told me ‘ye film toh hit hogi, you will become famous. But hit ke baad flops bhi hote hain. However, once your film becomes a hit, come and meet me. Because jab girne ke baad uthne jaate ho na, tab wohi log aapki help karte hain jisse aap acche the when you were famous’,” she said.
SHRIYA ON WORKING WITH RAJINIKANTH
The actress further shared her experience working with Rajinikanth in Sivaji: The Boss. She stated, “After Rajinikanth Sir’s birthday, we started shooting the song, Vaaji Vaaji. I was very nervous. I wore a sexy green dress. And Sir was in front of me, he was doing his moves. I had to do my hip move. I had the best team. Shankar is an amazing director. When you have the best of it all, you want to give your best. As soon as I reached the set, Rajini Sir made me so comfortable. He is a wonderful co-actor and a good person to work with. He is so simple and down-to-earth. I have learnt so much from him. I am really grateful that I got a chance to work with him early on in my life.”
ON THE WORK FRONT
Meanwhile, Shriya was seen in the second part of Drishyam with Ajay Devgn. The actress shared screen space with the actor after a gap of 7 years. Their film, Drishyam 2, was released in cinemas on November 18, 2022.