Actress Shraddha Srinath, who shot to limelight with Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of the Hindi feminist film Pink, has put out a video of her learning to ride a Bullet.
Taking to social media, the actress, who is a feminist herself, said, “Are you even a bold female character in an Indian film if you don’t have at least one bike riding shot?
“It was June 2017 and we were shooting at Nandi Hills. It was an overcast day and the roads were wet. @raviperepu casually comes up to me and asks me if I know how to ride a bike and my answer was straight. “No”, I said to him “but I’ll figure it out”.
“And then I took out the bike for a spin, armed with the knowledge of how gear shift works and the act of balancing a two wheeler that I learnt when I was 8 years old. It was the first time I ever rode a bike and I didn’t think it was very difficult. I was relieved because I didn’t want the shots to be compromised. And then during the course of the day, this happened.
“Prashanth my assistant then was candidly recording. Please mind the expletives lol. Everyone rushed to help me when I fell, but deep down everyone was concerned about the bike getting scratched. Lol. Why are royal Enfields so heavy dude? (sic).”