Shraddha Srinath feels like intern in Bollywood
The actor plays a college student in her Hindi debut, Milan Talkies
Shraddha Srinath, who has worked in southern cinema in popular films like Urvi and Vikram Vedha, is making inroads into Bollywood with Milan Talkies. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film will feature her alongside Ali Fazal.
The team shot for parts of the film in Lucknow last month. During an on-set interaction, Shraddha was asked about the difference between working in the South and in Bollywood. The actor, who plays a college student in Milan Talkies, said, "People are more disciplined here and are quite professional. Of course, it varies from production to production. I had not thought of Bollywood ever. So, I feel like an intern here right now and I am observing everything."
Shraddha speaks good Hindi and that is one reason why Dhulia felt she was an apt choice for the film. "I have been brought up in North India. My father was in the Army. I am a South Indian... a Kannadiga, but I speak Hindi," she said.
With Milan Talkies, she is glad to get a chance to do a love story, something she hasn't done yet. "This would be my first pure love story. To make it believable, it has to come from a place of passion... You can show love in a song, make a boy and girl stand and make them say romantic dialogues, but there has to be something more," she said.
The film, which also features Reecha Sinha, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra, Yashpal Sharma, Sikander Kher and Deep Raj Rana, is produced by PS Chhatwal of Filmy Keeda Productions and Prakash Bhatt of Purple Bull.