Iniya, who was last spotted in Kollywood in Karai Oram last November, is essaying one of the seven heroines in an upcoming film titled as Thiraikku Varadha Kathai. She, however, doesn’t feel bad about it.
Born as Shruti Sawant, she got Iniya as her on-screen name. After appearing in small roles in a couple of films, she got a powerful role in Sarkunam’s national-award winning film Vaagai Sooda Vaa and continud to juggle her career in Malayalam and Tamil films.
She also forayed into Kannada and Telugu film industries briefly. Though she hasn’t had a release in Tamil for an year, she is busy with many projects.
Kaadhal Solla Neram Illai, Vaigai Express, Pottu and Rendavadhu Padam are in various stages of production and she is confident that she would be making a huge comeback once these films are released.
“I agree that I haven’t been having regular releases in Tamil; howver, I have managed to create my own space in Mollywood. As I debuted as a heroine in Tamil films, I have always wanted to make it big in Tamil films.
“I have some wonderful projects lined up and I’m taking up offers irrespective of whether the director is a newcomer or an established film-maker. As an actress, I don’t want to differentiate between music albums, ‘art’ films, short films or commercial films. I want to take up a good offer when it comes my way, irrespective of the language or the length of my character in the film,” concludes Iniya.