Q&A WITH SHRADDHA KAPOOR
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
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.