He made his Bollywood debut in Nagesh Kukunoor's ‘Iqbal', in which, he played the role of a deaf aspiring cricketer.
The film and his performance were well-received by both—audiences and critics.
His next film ‘Dor' was again with Kukunoor, in which, he played a ‘behroopiya', a man with many disguises.
This film was also well-received.
But later, he started comedy films like ‘Apna Sapna Money Money', ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur', ‘Golmaal Returns', ‘Paying Guests', ‘Aagey Se Right', ‘Golmaal 3', ‘Hum Tum Shabana' and few others.
“I am looking forward to those (serious) kinds of scripts and roles. I am willing to do interesting subjects. But you also need a competent director to pull out the subject, like how Nagesh, Shyam babu did,” Shreyas told PTI in an interview.
“In fact, I am longing for something like ‘Iqbal' to happen again. If there are such interesting scripts that come my way, I don't mind doing it,” he said. To shift from one genre to another is another difficult task for actors, but Shreyas has no complaints whatsoever.
“It is little difficult, as every director has different thinking and their way of working is different. You have to get into the character and role, you have to get the grasp of what the director wants from you. It takes two-three days for you to understand the character, the pitch and tone. It is a difficult part, but a good thing. Actor has to do lot of different things,” he said.
Shreyas would be seen next in Sajid Khan's comic-caper ‘Housefull 2', which is up for release on April 5.
It is a sequel to the 2010 hit film, ‘Housefull'. Besides Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh from the first movie, John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas will be seen in the movie.
“'Housefull 2' is going to be more entertainment, though I was not part of the first part, but the sequel is funnier and entertaining,” he said.