'I admire the way my father works'

Budding artiste

'I admire the way my father works'

She has a lineage that every struggling-to-make-it-big actor will envy.

And she is not the same nervous, shaky girl who made her debut as a singer in her father’s film.

With a debut vehicle like Thevar Magan and Kamal Haasan and Sarika for parents, it is no wonder that now, Shruti Haasan is an embodiment of confidence.

The Tamil film, ‘3’, opposite Dhanush, gave Shruti the much-needed break, after which she has been getting offers non-stop.

But the young lady is clear about what kind of roles she wants to do.

Shruti plays a village belle in Ramaiya Vastavaiya, where she is paired opposite debutant actor Girish Kumar Taurani.

She thinks that there’s a lot of innocence about the character she is essaying in Ramaiya..., which has been largely shot in a village setting.

“It’s unlike what I played in ‘3’. People confuse the two characters but Ramaiya Vastavaiya is nowhere related to any of my previous projects,” she clarifies.

Shruti agrees that working with Girish has truly been a different experience.

“There’s so much energy in him and I think he works very hard. He’s responsible and I think that’s the most important trait for any actor,” she says.

Shruti will be seen in the role of a sex worker in her upcoming movie ‘D-Day’, directed by Nikhil Advani.

“Yes, it’s a very bold, intense and dark character. It’s a conscious decision to
play such a role. I must say more than the character, it is the impact of the role on
the audience that matters a great deal,” she feels.

Shruti thinks it’s good to change her image and outlook with every new film.

“I get to do a lot of different characters and that itself is satisfying,” she adds.

With movies happening in a big way, will music take a backseat?

“I will not ditch music altogether. My plate is full at the moment but whenever I get a chance, I play with my band, collaborate and perform as well,” she shares.
 
On how her father has influenced her, Shruti says, “I admire the way my father works, even to this date. He’s a workaholic and I am always inspired to try different things and push the envelope a bit more.”

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