Mr. Madras rocking in Kollywood

Known as the fitness master in Kollywood, Srinivasan, a former Mr. Chennai and Mr. Tamil Nadu title winner, started his career in films as a group dancer in about 50 films. He was then spotted by actor R. Sarath Kumar who offered him to play one of the baddies in Gambheeram. Sarath encouraged this talented youngster by offering roles in his subsequent starrers, Aye and Chanakya. He has acted with Arjun in Vadhiyar and newcomer Sivaji in the recently released Singakutty.

Films lined-up for release include Sarath Kumar’s ambitious project, 1977 and Durai.1977 has many episodes and in one of the major episodes that take place in Malaysia, The Karate black belt holder who runs a fitness center Max in Chennai offered services to his mentor Sarath Kumar as well as Arjun and Bharath. Besides he has trained a battery of newcomers including Vijay’s nephew Chiranjeevi and Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi’s nephew Rahul. An artiste from the street theatre group Kootru -Pa ttarai, he says though he is a good dancer and equally good at stunts, he prefers to do the negative roles as they offer more scope to emote.