Srinidhi Shetty: The real test starts now, with KGF Chapter 2
The actor is slowly getting into the mould of Reena, her character in KGF - Chapter 2
The countdown has begun for Srinidhi Shetty, as she gets ready to head to the sets of KGF Chapter 2. The film, made under Hombale Films, starring 'Rocky Bhai' Yash, and directed by Prashanth Neel, is all set to go on floors in the first week of May. “KGF Chapter 1 was just an introduction to Reena’s character. From my end I just want to say 'Picture abhi baaki hai.' The real test starts now,” says Srinidhi.
Workshops, discussions, costumes trials and look tests make up Srinidhi's daily routine, and she is fully aware that a busier schedule awaits her in the days to come. One question that the actor kept answering during the release of KGF in December 2018 was about her minimal screen time in Chapter 1. Now the answers will be there for everyone to see in Chapter 2, according to her.
That’s one of the reasons she waited patiently without taking up any other project. “I wanted to only focus on KGF. The day the story was narrated to me, I knew I wanted to be part of the film. You will get the complete picture of Reena’s character in Chapter 2. There’s a lot of me that people can watch out for and I knew it would be worth it,” she says, adding, “I believed in the cast and crew. The makers gave me a free hand to take up another film between Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, but the response to the first part was a game changer. Meanwhile, the offers coming to me required me to be available during June and October, which I couldn't. Since the team decided to start off with the project immediately, it worked out well. ”
She had to let go of at least four Kannada films, three Tamil films and three Telugu projects. “Some scripts, I did not like, and for some the dates didn’t work out. However, I have told everybody that anything after October would be okay. When I know I have a lot to do in Chapter 2, why not give it my everything?”
Srinidhi is working doubly hard to get everything right with her role. “I am the kind who doesn’t settle. I always feel there is scope for improvement. I am currently working towards improving my acting techniques. I can’t reveal all the details, but I know there are a lot of lengthy schedules, intense scenes and emotions that I will be involved in. Prashanth has lot of demands, which is why I made sure I had one- on-one workshop with the director. This helps in understanding the scenes, dialogues and mood of the character, something which has been going on for the last one and a half months,” she says.