Contrary to the notion that actresses have to cut their remuneration after marriage, glam diva Shriya Saran has reportedly pocketed Rs 50 lakh for her author-backed role in a newly-launched film. “Being a female-centric film, Shriya demanded Rs 50 lakh and cinematographer-turned producer Gnana Shekar didn’t bat an eyelid and agreed to pay the fancy amount,” says an industry source and adds “In fact, she has begun shooting for the much-hyped film which also stars Niharika Konidella in a key role, in a specially erected middle-class house set in Annapoorna Studios.
The women-centric film also marks the comeback of music maestro Illayaraja to T-town. Despite being her first film after marriage with her Russian beau-turned hubby, Shriya Saran has slipped into the role with consummate ease. Perhaps, the actress of ‘Tagore’, ‘Santhosham’ and ‘Chatrapathi’ is chalking out a new course to stay ahead of other 30-plus divas in the industry. Who said marriage stems the career of actresses? Think again.