'Rajneeti is the highest point in my career'

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Vivacious and jolly, the television and film actress Shruti Seth says that working in Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti is the most challenging role so far.

Shruti, who has featured in Fanaa, Ta Ra Rum Pum, and Slumdog Millionaire, says, “My role in Rajneeti was different to the one’s that I was accustomed to doing till that time. It was quite a challenging role and I am glad that the audiences loved and appreciated it.”

Known for her chirpy character in Shararat and as a host of many seasons of Comedy Circus, Shruti likes to steer clear of tight schedules of daily soaps as it hampers the quality. “I am not a fan of tight schedules that one has to be a part of while doing daily soaps because one ends up compromising on quality. Luckily, I have been a part of films and TV shows such for which  I have shot in a relaxed atmosphere and managed to deliver my best,” says the 35-year-old actress, who is coming up in the second season of The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir on Disney Channel. She is playing mother of two in the show.

“When I was first offered the role of a mother, I was a little apprehensive. But then I read the script and fell in love with my character, the show and the kids. The best part about my character is that she is a very believable mother. As an actor, I believe that it is important to make your audiences laugh, smile and bond together as families,” says Shruti, who is married to director Danish Aslam, director of Break Ke Baad.

Is there a special reason that she has been associated with children shows? “That is primarily because their scripts and lovable characters. For a very long time, I was remembered as Jiya from Shararat and now I am remembered as Priti from The Suite...There are very few shows today which resonate with families and kids alike and luckily I have been a part of such shows,” she replies.

Having been a model, an actor and a host, Shruti, who landed into the glamour world by chance, is all set to try her hand at direction. “It has been a very satisfying journey. I have played varied characters and have found appreciation for my performances. Having been a model, actor and host, I would now like to try my hand at direction,” shares Shruti, who was last seen in film My Friend Pinto.

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