She has al­ways been in de­mand, but with two of her films— Saaho and Ch­hich­hore— re­leas­ing in con­sec­u­tive weeks, Shrad­dha Kapoor has proven that she can be pro­lific too

India Today - - FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - —with Suhani Singh

Q. You have had a crazy sched­ule, shoot­ing three films back to back…

My dad said to me, “What is go­ing on? Why don’t you want to stop?” It was so nice to hear that. It’s been an ex­haust­ing and fas­ci­nat­ing two years. This year I re­alised how much I love what I do.

Q. You have been struck by the re­ac­tions to Saaho trailer and songs in the South… We had an au­dio launch in Hy­der­abad and there was Prabhas ma­nia all over. Al­most one lakh peo­ple turned up for it. You had to see it to be­lieve it. I am glad I am do­ing such a larg­erthan-life film. I gave two years to it. From shoot­ing to its re­lease, I fin­ished shoot­ing four films.

Q. What was more back­break­ing? Shoot­ing dance se­quences for Street Dancer 3D or ac­tion ones for Saaho?

I am still re­cov­er­ing from the in­juries that I sus­tained on Street Dancer. I can­not move my neck. If you feel my shoul­ders, they are like rocks. My knees, an­kles, shins, ev­ery­thing went for a toss.

Q. Any re­grets about giv­ing up the Saina biopic to do Street Dancer 3D in­stead?

There are no re­grets, but I was very ex­cited to be a part of Saina. I had prepped a lot for it. I had done over 40 train­ing ses­sions of bad­minton, each last­ing two hours. I was into it, but un­for­tu­nately dengue hap­pened. Then I was of­fered a film by Remo D’Souza who has be­lieved in me and gave me ABCD 2, so how could I say no? Then it boiled down to pick­ing and it was re­ally hard.

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