Tamil cinema introduces new talent almost on an everyday basis. The latest entrant to Kollywood is actress Saipriya Deva, who will play the female lead in director Ezhil's upcoming film. The murder mystery thriller titled Yutha Satham features Gautham Karthik and Parthiban in lead roles.
In a statement, Saipriya Deva said, "I have always been proud that my grandfather was the owner of Murugan Talkies (Mint, Chennai), the first cinema hall in entire Tamil Nadu. As I grew up, I was just not fascinated about the essence of movies, but the audience pulse in theaters as well. Significantly, this made me crave and yearn for the appreciation of audiences. It prompted me to take up acting as a profession. Initially, my parents were reluctant but eventually understood what my passion was and encouraged me. I underwent acting classes and later was into modeling. My first movie offer was performing the second female lead role in director P Vasu sir’s Shivalinga, after which I played the female lead opposite Tovino Thomas in a Malayalam movie. I was overjoyed when I got an audition call for Director Ezhil sir’s Yutha Satham. Having given my best, I was unsure if he liked my performance. After three days, I got confirmation that I am on board to play the female lead role. I thank Ezhil sir, for this great opportunity. Throughout his career, and irrespective of what genre movies he makes, the female lead characters have importance. I find myself lucky to be a part of his project. I thank the entire cast and crew, especially the ace actor Radhakrishnan Parthiepan sir, and Gautham Karthik for encouraging me on the sets.”