Shraddha Srinath to debut in Bollywood with Milan Talkies
She will be paired opposite Ali Faizal, in this Tigmanshu Dhulia-directorial set in Uttar Pradesh
Shraddha Srinath shot to the limelight with her debut U-Turn in Kannada, and since then, there has been no looking back for this actor. A lawyer by profession, who made the move to tinsel town for her career, 'expect the unexpected' has been the mantra for Shraddha, whose talent has been taking her places. After having made her mark in three languages – Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, she now gets her ticket to Bollywood.
The U-Turn actor has been roped in for Tigmanshu Dhulia's Milan Talkies in which she will be paired opposite Bollywood and Hollywood actor Ali Fazal. The actor has signed on the dotted line on the auspicious day of Shivaratri, and she was happy to share the news with CE. "A film in Bollywood was truly unexpected. South is almost like one big industry. But Bollywood is another league," says Shraddha. She was apparently referred to the director by someone, and was later called for an audition. "I got through before I knew it and he said okay. That's how I landed this project."
Shraddha, who will be joining the sets of Milan Talkies from March for a month-long schedule, says, "The film is mostly set in Uttar Pradesh, and the shoot will take place in Lucknow, Mathura and the surrounding places. Even though I am fluent in Hindi, I have to get the UP diction right. The learning process is currently in progress," she says.
She is equally excited about working with director Tigmansu, whom she considers an excellent director and a fine actor. "He made films like Paan Singh Tomar and has featured in films directed by Anurag Kashyap. These are the kind of films I see myself doing, and I feel it is a good start for me in B-Town."
So, what does Shraddha expect of her Bollywood debut? "It's a new industry and I guess it will be whole new style of working. Till date, I have known Bollywood through watching Hindi films, the tabloids I have read and nothing more. But it will be an interesting industry to explore, especially after I have been in south for two years. It will be totally new. And since I know nobody there, I'll have to work to climb up the ladder," she tells us.
While most heroines going to Bollywood plan to settle in Mumbai, Shraddha says, "That really depends on the kind of work I get later. I will be more happy to juggle between different industries. Moreover, south is where I have made a mark for myself. It is good to keep the momentum going. I can't go missing in action. But right now, I am not thinking that far."