KGF has set the benchmark for me: Srinidhi Shetty
Even though the trailer shows her in a glamorous avatar, the actor says there are many shades to her character
The trailer of the Yash-starrer KGF (Kolar Gold Fields), which was released recently in five languages, has got actor Srinidhi Shetty feeling emotional every time she watches it. “The trailer itself gives me goosebumps. I can’t wait to watch the film on December 21,” says the model-turned-actor who plays the role of Reena in the Prashanth Neel-directorial.
Based on the trailer, it looks like she has taken on a glamorous avatar, but the actor is quick to clarify that there are many shades to her character. However, the audience, she says, has to wait till the release to find this out. “Director Prashanth Neel knows how to keep things under wraps so that people remain curious. So yeah, as of now, let us stick to the glam image from the trailer.”
Speaking about how the film becoming popular across the country is a stroke of luck for a debutante like her, Srinidhi says, “A lot of actors wanted to be a part of this film, but it just fell into my lap. Now it has grown in magnitude. Big names are associating themselves with KGF and the country is talking about the film. I am overwhelmed. I want to thank director Prashanth Neel first for believing that I can pull off the role of Reena. Even though I had zero knowledge of acting, he took me in. I must also thank the producer Vijay Kiragandur of Hombale films and Yash for considering me part of the fraternity.”
Talking about her future in the industry, the actor says she is curious to see how KGF would help propel her career forward. “I have to wait for the release to know more. I want to see how the audience will welcome me and what opportunities will come after this.” Asked if she would take on further scripts, Srinidhi reveals she always is on the lookout for more opportunities. “If it was up to me, I want to start shooting the second part immediately. But the team requires rest before we start again. Meanwhile, I am looking for more work. KGF has set the benchmark for me, and whatever comes next, I will want to look into the story, the director, the team and production house before deciding,” she says.
Up until a few days ago, Srinidhi was only getting offers from South Indian filmmakers. But things seemed to have changed after the release of the trailer. “After this trailer, my portfolio has reached Bollywood. Discussions are ongoing, but I haven’t finalised any film,” she says, adding that she will still priortise Kannada films.