Shriya needs training, says Bala ! Director Bala has roped in Shriya Saran to play the female lead in his upcoming movie with the working title Karagaatam. The director needed a well-trained danseuse to essay this role and hence chose Shriya.

However, Shriya is not trained to perform the folk dance Karagaatam and the director has instructed her to undergo rigorous training to ensure that she brings out the character well. The pretty actress is now busy learning the art and is picking up the nuances quite fast as she is an accomplished dancer, say sources. Ilayaraja has composed the tunes for this film, it may be mentioned here.