Actress Srinidhi Shetty recalls how she always wanted to be an actress but had to start her journey as a model instead. The ‘KGF’ star was once crowned ‘Miss Supranational’ in 2016 in a beauty pageant but is thankful how her dream of becoming an actress has got fulfilled. For the unversed, the model turned actress holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, apart from representing India at the Supranational Beauty pageant.
Srinidhi shares, how she was unsure if she’d actually fit for the character that she essayed in the superhit Yash starter ‘KGF’. The 29-year-old was so in disbelief about her selection for the role in the Prashant Neel directorial film. “I couldn’t believe I had received the opportunity. I was going for the homecoming ceremony (after the international pageant) and this was the first project I got. I went for the meeting, and Prashanth narrated the story and my character. Back then it was not ‘KGF’ part one and two,” she added.
She was flooded with movie offers, one of which being KGF, right after her modelling. Srinidhi although, found this extremely unexpected, “Movies were always on the agenda but I didn’t think it would happen this soon and with these films. I feel blessed and fortunate that I got the opportunity early in my career, it’s all like a dream.” She continued, “I thought that I would go and give auditions but things happened quickly. I try to work hard and I don’t take all of this for granted,”
Talking about her bit in her debut film, Shetty shared, “I was waiting for ‘KGF’ to come out but it has been released in two parts. I received a call from the team of ‘Cobra’. I liked the idea when I heard the story,” She reveals her reaction to finding out sharing the screen with other Bollywood legends like Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon in the second part of the film. She said, “I call myself lucky too because I started my career with KGF and never dreamt I would be acting with stars such as Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Nagabharana. It was also a treat to watch each of them at work.”
Although her passion for working in the movies didn’t pop up suddenly, in fact, was stemmed from her childhood memories. She said, “Every time I would watch television, I would think about getting to the other side of the screen. I was passionate about dance and acting, but, like most children from middle-class families, I was expected to finish my education.”