'How can people compare me to Namitha?'

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'How can people compare me to Namitha?'

Versatile : Sruti Prakash

Sruti Prakash may be just a few films old but her popularity across three industries — Tamil, Kannada and Marathi — is quite impressive. Currently, working in a Kannada film called Adu Ata Adu, Sruti is also busy working in ads and modelling. The glamour doll shares her plans and ambitions with Metrolife.

Her current project in Kannada Adu Ata Adu, with Jagan, is a remake of Jeevan’s Tamil film Thiruttu Payale and Sruti has got an interesting role to portray in the film. “The movie is an entertaining thriller and is packed with lots of action. Each character has a scope to perform. I have great expectations from this movie as the Tamil version was a huge hit,” she says.

Sruti, who is often compared to actress Namitha due to the kind of roles she has been essaying, says she doesn’t consider herself as Namitha’s competitor. “Namitha is an established actress and I am still a newcomer. So how can people compare me to such a veteran actress? Moreover, I want to establish my own identity so there is no question of imitating others,” says this pretty lass from Mumbai.

A trained classical dancer and a martial arts expert, Sruti wants to essay a variety of roles. “In my first Tamil film Indira Vizha, I played a housewife and I loved doing a homely character. In Adu Ata Adu also, I have a substantial role. I don’t know why people think I am only fit for glamourous roles. When it comes to accepting roles, I have not set any rules so that at the end of my career, people can recognise me as a versatile actress.”

Since her debut in the industry, Sruti has dreamt of working with Rajinikant, Kamal Hassan, Vijay, Vikram and Puneeth. Hence, she spends her free times watching films and honing her acting skills.

“I was thrilled after watching Endhiran. Though the second half was a bit dragging, the film was an awesome experience in itself. I liked Anjaana Anjaani too. But I am not in a hurry to enter B-town until the opportunity comes my way on its own,” confirms Sruti.

Being a trained dancer, she wants to start a dance school at some point of time or the other in life. “At present, I am focusing on my acting and modelling career. After a few years, I may open a classical dance school like Shobhana. But who knows what life has in store for me.”

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