The supernatural Bollywood horror film Stree has been battling it out at the Indian box office over the last couple of weeks. Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree has collected Rs 88.82 crore and, will soon be entering the coveted Rs 100 crore club. Actress Flora Saini (also known by her screen name, Asha Saini) played the silent villains of the film. While the movie has raked in the big bucks, many are unaware that it wasn’t Shraddha Kapoor but Flora Saini who played Stree.
Flora Saini has been a part of films such as Love in Nepal and Dabangg 2. However, her breakthrough film is Stree. Apart from Bollywood films, Flora has worked in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films.
Flora, who played the titular role in Stree, talked about how she didn’t expect the film would receive such good response from the audience and told IANS: “I don’t think anyone of us thought that Stree would do this well maybe because it is a horror-comedy. It’s new and fresh. It is totally experimental but the kind of response we have got, I’m sure nobody was ready for it.”
Stree is packed with hilarious lines, smart performances along with spooky undertones. Directed by debutant Amar Kaushik and written by Go Goa Gone fame Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK, Stree has been produced by Dinesh Vijan. Set in the town of Chanderi, the movie is based on a ‘ridiculous’ phenomenon in which a spirit named Stree whisks away men during four days of puja.
While Rao plays the role of famous tailor Vicky, Shraddha Kapoor is the mysterious girl adding to the eerie atmosphere. The movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vijay Raaz, Atul Shrivastava, Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles.