The ‘Vikram-Vedha’ pair – Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath – are all set to star in a film together again and there’s a lot of excitement in store. The two actors are all set to bring back their chemistry on screen again in filmmaker Dhilip Kumar’s film ‘Maara‘. The young filmmaker, known for directing ‘Kalki’ – a film available on Netflix – is helming a romantic drama with the duo on board.
In conversation with JFW, Shraddha tells us about her excitement and her first Hindi project!
When do you start shooting?
Joining sets on 18 June, starting in Pondicherry and shooting in Chennai next month.
What’s it like working with Maddy again?
I’m really excited but this is a different type of excitement. I remember when I got selected for Vikram Vedha, I was excited about meeting him for the first time and working with such a big star. This time it’s more like going back to that comfort zone and excited about picking things where we had left. It feels really nice.
Tell us about your character in ‘Maara’?
She’s a free bird, a freethinking person… Most people would tag her ‘bold’ because she’s not someone who cares about what people think or her mother thinks. She’s very open about many issues that women would often not talk about. She’s like the perfect blend of someone in a modern era who sometimes lives in the past.
You have a Bollywood project ‘Milan Talkies’. How different is it from working for a South Indian project?
To be frank, I’ve been expecting this question from many about the difference between working in a Hindi project and working in a South one – I see no difference really. From what I’ve gathered, I think sets differ depending on the production and directors. Apart from that, the working style is the same. A lot of people fantasize about Bollywood being super disciplined, super professional. Which they are, Bollywood works like a proper industry and I feel South is still on its way. But honestly, apart from the language, I don’t see a lot of difference.