Though Shraddha Kapoor has featured in two films earlier (Teen Patti and Luv Ka The End), she feels like she is making her B-Town debut in her upcoming film directed by Mohit Suri.
She’s banking on it heavily as she considers it as her big ticket to B-Town. What’s more is that her aunt Padmini Kolhapure (who reigned in Bollywood in the 1980s) has been giving her some valuable tips.
Says the youngster, “My character in the film is of a Maharashtrian. Maasi told me to use it to my advantage. As I am half Maharastrian, the language and its nuances is something I am familiar with. So I could put in my extra bit for the role.”
She adds, “But I hope people don’t compare me to maasi. It will be the biggest pressure on me. Even if I can be a little bit like her it would be a big achievement for me.”
Her favourite film of Padmini is Prem Rog. “I have watched several of her films but I think she was brilliant in Prem Rog. I hope I can do even a little bit of what she could achieve.”
Having been an industry child, films and acting was part of the daily conversation at home. “My father (Shakti Kapoor) has acted in over 700 films and there are many I haven’t even seen yet!”