Shraddha Srinath is a popular actress in the South film industry who is currently very active on social media. Having made her debut with the Kannada movie U-Turn, the actress gained popularity with Telugu hit Jersey. Last night, the actress took to Instagram to share the struggle behind her physical transformation. In five years, she lost 18 kilos and tried to put her thoughts into the words about getting transformed physically. Sharing a before and after pictures, the actress wrote a lengthy note.
Left: Bali, Oct 2014. My first international holiday. I was one year into my law career and had landed myself a job that many would kill for. With this job came good money and a fun lifestyle and I was suddenly spending on things that I previously NEVER spent on - food, clothes, going out, movies, you name it. I was at the peak of my obesity, I only found the motivation to exercise once a month maybe, I ate happily and mindlessly, wore clothes I wanted to despite my jiggly arms and thighs, never considered myself unattractive, never felt lesser than anyone else. I did have bouts of self-doubt but I was too lazy to do anything about it and then soon enough the feeling would subside. Not long after this photo taken, I realised I was too young to be like this and so I went to my apartment gym, got onto the treadmill, and I ran. First I ran for 5 minutes, then for 15 and then I could run for a whole 40 minutes without a break.
Right: Darjeeling, May 2019. Five years later and 18 kilos lighter. Of course, I worked my arse off. It took many 4.30 am alarms and some days of working out twice a day and many crazy diets. I'm not the fittest person but I exercise occasionally, I understand food better and I know how to play around with it. I know what calorie deficit means and what strength training is. Unfortunately, I've developed this unhealthy relationship with food and I haven't been able to develop a sustainable lifestyle for myself which balances my love for food and healthy eating and exercise, but I'm working on it.
What made me do it? It was simple, I wanted to look better. But that's not the end goal I suggest you have, because there is no end to "looking good". You'll always wish your belly was flatter, that other girl will always look better in that dress. Social media will always successfully feed your insecurities and you may end up miserable. So do it for your heart that works overtime, for your knees that will bear your weight until the end, for your body that fights for you and heals itself without you having as much as a clue. For a disease-free life and for a good night's sleep. Do it for yourself, not for the gram.
The film industry is generally a male-dominated workplace. However, over a period of time, we have seen some of the remarkable female technicians in the Indian film industry. One of them is Sudha Kongara. This talented filmmaker shot to fame with the super hit film Saala Khadoos. Today is her birthday. On this occasion, let us take a recap into her career.
Sudha Kongara got brought up in Chennai. During the initial stages of her career, she worked as an associate director for maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam. She made her directorial debut with the 2008 movie Andhra Andagadu. However, it was the 2010 Tamil movie Drohi which brought her recognition. During the filming of Drohi, Sudha wrote a sport-based film. Finally, she made the film in 2016. Starring Madhavan and Ritika Singh in the lead roles, this movie got titled Irudhi Suttru in Tamil and Saala Khadoos in Hindi. The movie was a big hit in both languages. In 2017, Sudha remade the same film as Guru in Telugu. Venkatesh played the lead role in it. Even Guru ended up as a profitable venture at the box office.
Sudha is currently working on her next film Soorarai Pottru. Starring Suriya in the lead role, the film got inspired by the life of Air Deccan Founder GR Gopinath. The film will hit the screens once the lockdown of the theaters gets over.
One of the popular music directors in South India is Yuvan Shankar Raja. Even though he forayed into the film industry as Ilayaraja's son, Yuvan carved a niche to himself in no time. Eventually, he became a star composer in the Tamil film industry. During a recent interaction, Yuvan stated that he is willing to work with Thalapathy Vijay soon. He also added that Vijay has inspired him a lot.
Yuvan recently participated in an Instagram live chat. Speaking in the interaction, Yuan stated that he is ready to work with Vijay right now. The composer is waiting for a good film to collaborate with the actor. Both of them have earlier worked together for movies like Pudhiya Geethai and Velai. Their fans are eagerly waiting for yet another collaboration of this duo. Meanwhile, Yuvan is currently composing the music for Thala Ajith's upcoming film Valimai. Yuan also composed tunes for Ajith's last outing Nerkonda Parvaai. Speaking about Valimai, Yuvan said that things are shaping up well but the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the things a bit. Yuvan assured that fans will get satisfied by the album of Valimai.
Valimai is being directed by H. Vinoth Kumar. Boney Kapoor is bankrolling the project under the banner Bay View Projects. The film got done with half of its shoot. It may hit the screens early next year. Huma Qureshi is playing the female lead in it.
Versatile actor Dhanush proved his acting mettle for the first time with the 2003 film Kaadhal Kondein. It is often considered as one of the finest performances of Dhanush. Today, the film celebrates 17 years of its release. On this occasion, Dhanush said that he will be forever grateful and indebted to its director Selva Raghavan.
Earlier today, Dhanush shared a poster of the film and tweeted, "@selvaraghavan forever grateful and indebted." Sonia Agarwal played the female lead in this movie. The film deals with the story of an outcast who gets obsessed over a girl who pays attention to him. How his obsession becomes deadly, forms the main crux of the film. Sudeep Sarangi, Nagesh, and Daniel Balaji played the other important roles in the movie. This film marked the directorial debut of Selvaraghavan. He chooses his younger brother Dhanush to play the lead role in it. Later, the duo teamed up for other classic hits like Pudhupettai and Mayakkam Enna.
The music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja is another major asset for the film. The album contains 20 tracks overall. Seven of them were original songs, four of them are bit songs and nine were theme music tracks. Kaadhal Kondein got remade into various languages as well. It got remade into Telugu as Nenu, Kannada as Ravana, Bengali as Amanush, and Bengali Bangladesh as Onno Manush. All Dhanush fans are celebrating the occasion by trending this movie on social media.