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WEARING MANY HATS Shruti Haasan   | Photo Credit: Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Shruti Haasan on her career moves

Shruti Haasan, daughter of well-known actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika, doesn’t make for an interesting copy. Most of her answers fall on the verge of being called boring. You hardly expect it out of someone who has an alternative rock band called The Extramentals. A singer and song writer, Shruti is now all set to make her debut as an actor with “Luck” opposite Aamir Khan’s nephew Imraan Khan.

Action scenes

Her role in the film, from what we have heard, requires Shruti to do many action scenes, but all the budding actor can come up with is, “I am very excited about the action scenes... and I am looking forward to learn from the veteran actors acting in the film.”

The shooting of the film produced under the banner of Ashtavinayak productions will begin on July 8 in South Africa. The Soham Shah-directed film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kisshen and Rati Agnihotri.

Looks like the 21-year-old has been asked to keep mum about the role but what about her father Kamal Haasan’s much-hyped film “Dasaavataram” which is currently showing in theatres across the world? Well, she sticks to “It’s a wonderful film.” Shruti who has had formal training in music studies from the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood also writes some of her songs. Ask her what comes naturally to her, singing, writing, acting or modelling and Shruti again drops a one-liner, “Being a show-off comes naturally to me.”

Shruti, with her fair complexion, sharp features and brown eyes has a striking resemblance to her mum Sarika.

On powerhouse performer and father Kamal Haasan and mom Sarika who has reinvented herself in recent times with films like “Parzania” and “Bheja Fry”, Shruti says: “I take ethics from my parents but try not to imitate them. Having famous people as your parents have both negative and positive sides to it but if you don’t feel the stress, it doesn’t exist.”

The father-daughter duo has rendered an Ilaiyaraja composition in the 1992 blockbuster, “Thevar Magan”.

Will the two come together again? “I have tried bullying him into it. It will be exciting to work with him because I have learnt most important lessons in life from him,” says Shruti, who also sang in another Kamal starrer, “Hey Ram”.


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