Shraddha Srinath: Krishna and his Leela wouldn't have got these many views if it had a theatrical release
The actor, who is awaiting the release of her Tamil film, Chakra, talks about her latest Telugu OTT release and life during the lockdown
Shraddha Srinath's social media handles are abuzz with compliments after her latest Telugu film, Krishna and his Leela got a direct-OTT release. The actor is also awaiting the release of her Tamil film, Chakra, which is directed by debutant MS Anandan and co-stars Vishal and Regina Cassandra. The film's trailer is all set to be released in four south Indian languages. While Yash will be releasing the Kannada version on Saturday, Mohanlal and Rana Daggubati will be releasing the Malayalam and Telugu versions, respectively.
"The team has decided to release the trailer in the four languages, but they haven't taken a call on the film's release as yet," clarifies Shraddha, adding, "I have not had a big release in a long time, and the trailer might bring some cheer to my fans, Getting to star in a big pan-south release is definitely a feather in my hat."
Shraddha is excited about the reception that Krishna and his Leela, presented by Rana Daggubati and directed by Ravikanth Perupu, has been getting. "Cinema, be it in whichever form, is something to look forward to. We are adapting to the times, which is in a way good for everyone. Personally, it is a nice feeling to promote my film from the comforts of my home, and I am glad we are able to connect with the audiences through OTT. I also feel Krishna and his Leela has been watched more than it would have been, if it had got a theatrical release. Of course, I miss the thrills of the first-day theatre visits, but watching films on the streaming platforms has a charm of its own," she says.
Shraddha wanted to do Krishna and his Leela because, according to her, such fun films have always been a rarity in Telugu. "Despite being delayed for three years, it has already been dubbed an OTT blockbuster. I guess people are thirsty for content," she says.
The actor reveals that she has no work coming up soon. "Even though the government has given permission, I don't think we are equipped to shoot in a way that is risk-free. We have no other option than to wait it out," she says.
Shraddha adds that she is finding new things to do every day in the lockdown. "This is my hibernation time. I am just relaxing, watching movies, and taking it one day at a time," she signs off.