The last couple of years have witnessed an emerging trend of Odia actresses trying their luck in different regional film industries. Following suit, actress Sradha Panigrahi is all set to debut in the Chhattisgarh film industry.
Sradha, who is best known for her Odia flicks ‘Mitha Mitha, tele soaps and a few music albums, will soon be seen in a Chhattisgarhi movie titled Vaidehi.
She will play the female protagonist in the movie and share the screen opposite actor Cine Star ki Khoj fame Visal. Written by Kumkum Bhagya fame Sagar Panda, the movie also features popular Hindi tele actor Puran Kiri, Puspen Da and Anjali Yadav.
About her Chhattisgarhi movie, Sradha said, “The producers were looking for a new face who can justify the character of ‘Vaidehi’ in both look wise and role wise. They happened to see my music albums produced by Amar Music following which they approached me for the movie. I found the script interesting for which I said yes to it.”
She further said, “Vaidehi is another name of Goddess Sita who is known for dedication, self-sacrifice, courage, and purity. She was the silent pillar of strength, love and devotion. Like Devi Sita I will be seen sacrificing a lot for my family. At the end, my character will have to end her life for the sake of her family. In short, I can say it’s a modern Sita’s story.”
Meanwhile, Sradha's role in the short film Sisters released by Tarang Plus has been praised by cine lovers across the state. Sisters which was released on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan is based on the bonding of two sisters.
Sradha was seen protecting her sister from evil eyes like brothers usually do. The film also ended with a social message that a sister can be a brother at times. At the end, both the sisters were seen tying rakhis to each other.