Chennai, Jan 23: Sharanya Bhagyaraj, budding actress and daughter of actor-director K Bhagyaraj, allegedly attempted to commit suicide here on Monday night by consuming poison.
According to police, she has been admitted to a private hospital and is under observation.
Sharanya, whose mother Poornima was a top heroine in South Indian movies during the 1980s, had made her debut in a Tamil movie Paarijatam, opposite Prithviraj, a top Malayalam actor.
A failed love affair is believed to be the reason behind her taking the extreme step.
Bhagyaraj's Daughter into Films
Are actors born or made? Not easy to answer. But if we are to go with the trend in film industry, it is clear that children from film background are more prone to get into it. And certainly, they have the advantage over others who aspire to become actors. Now, one more from film background is into films. Guess who! It is none other than Bhagyaraj's daughter whom he dearly calls Amulu.
Bhagyaraj, a well-known scriptwriter and director had been away from films for two years. He was looking for an actress for his script 'Parijatham', not realizing that his own daughter could do the role. He revealed that he never thought that his daughter could act, as she was shy and reserved. But now that twenty days of shooting is over, he said that she has the making of a good actor. He also expressed his happiness on introducing his Amulu into films as Sharanya.
Two years ago, Bhagyaraj had rubbished off the rumors that his daughter would get into films. But this time, it's a different story all together. Her dad said he was taken aback when she instantly agreed to act in his next film 'Parijatham'. Sharanya on the other hand said that acting is in her blood and was sure that she would get into films someday. She then confessed that she had even asked her dad why he thought she couldn't act.
Sharanya's co-star Prithviraj revealed that she acts well and had the potentail of a good actor. Anyone there would see the glow of joy and happiness on her face when her own co-star spoke high of her.