Shraddha Das is playing a Hindu priestess in the multilingual film Dracula 2012.
It is probably Shraddha’s first conservative role where she conducts pooja in a temple. “It’s a path-breaking role, a far cry from the ones that I have done till date.
I play the daughter of a rich temple priest (Nasser) and learn all the scriptures and mantras and even begin to practise them,” she said, while going gaga about award-winning Malayalam director Vinayan’s work.
She described the director of hits like Athbutha Dweepu, Black Cat and Yakshiyum Njanum as a “powerhouse of talent.”
The much-hyped film also marks Shraddha’s English and Malayalam debut. “It’s my debut in English and Malayalam and in just 10 days of shooting I have grasped Malayalam with ease,” she said.
In this 3D film, the priestess falls in love with Dracula. “It’s an interesting love story between two diametrically opposite forces,” she said.
Meanwhile, Shraddha has a three-film contract with a Bollywood production house and in one of them she is cast opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She also has a “foot-tapping and rocking” item number coming up in Twist.