Srikanth essays a dual role for the first time in his career, one of which is an aghori for his upcoming trilingual horror movie Sowkarpettai, which will be released as Begum Beta in Telugu and Tantra Shakthi in Hindi. Raai Laxmi is playing his romantic interest in the film.
Looks like Srikanth had to undergo rigorous training for his role of an aghori in the film. He says, “This role was highly challenging. I had to do a lot of homework, although my director Vadivudaiyan gave me a few references for the character. Several days, we had to stay in the burial ground as big part of the film is set there. There’s even a huge action block where I and Raai Laxmi fight with 50 odd ghosts which was composed by Kanal Kannan master.”
He adds, “It was really taxing. Initially, I thought video references would be enough. But later, realising the intensity of the character, I hung out with a few tantriks and real aghoris, watched their body language and saw how they conducted themselves. This helped me pull it off.”