Shruti Haasan, daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika, knows she has rather big shoes to fill. Yet, standing at the brink of her film career with action flick Luck, this new kid on the block is living it up with her ample confidence and oodles of attitude minus the superciliousness.
Rockstar! That’s how her buddy and co-star on debut Imran Khan describes Shruti Haasan. Rockstar! That’s what the media dubbed her when she walked the ramp many moons ago for designer Rehane for a fashion week in Delhi. Rockstar! That’s what her claim to fame has been for some time now. After all, Shruti the singer is quite a regular with music gigs, especially in her native Chennai. Question: What is this rock chick doing in sadda Bollywood? But hey, look at her lineage. Being Kamal Haasan and Sarika’s daughter, films were almost a given. Yes, it’s true Shruti grew up with films in her blood but they weren’t her first choice. Going up to daddy to ask for a starkid launch was not her cuppa. So, the rockstar that she is, Shruti decided to pursue her love for music first. Having sung a couple of movie songs (by the way, she’s also lending her voice to a Luck number) and performed live, Shruti plans to cut a solo album soon. Musician, actor and allround diva—watch out world, here comes Shruti Haasan...
Do you think that Luck is a decent start?
How was it working with your friend Imran Khan?
Did you get a nose job recently?
Have you been exposed yet to the industry’s ways—the rumours, the gossip and so on?
Any gameplan to survive in the industry?
You’ve worn a bikini in your very first film. Do you think it was a rather sensational, controversial choice?
So, who is your role model?
Did your parents’ bad marriage affect you in any way?
Tell us about your sibling Akshara.
Do you think working in films might not leave you with much time for your music career?
What was it like growing up in a home with two highly artistic parents?
Shruti Haasan Random Picture Gallery:
Your best feature: My brain
Any significant other: No!
Most embarrassing moment: Nothing really embarrasses me.
Best rumour: People think I’m dating someone!
Fave singer: Ella Fitzgerald
Your kind of music: Any music is my kind of music. I can’t dislike music.
Music to you is: Soul Designer vs street wear: Mix of both
Style mantra: Rock it like you’ve got it!
Three things you can’t live without: Cellphone, credit card and my family
Three handbag essentials: Lip balm, chewing gum and water
You’re scared of: Snakes and all reptiles! Fave actors: Dad and Marlon Brando
One actor you want to work with: SRK
Your fitness routine: Work out regularly and yes, drink lots of water.
Success mantra: You need to relentlessly pursue what you really want in life.
One film that had a major impact on you: It has to be The Godfather—it’s got everything that you would ever want to watch in a film.
A book that should be made into a film: There are so many of them... Probably, American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Another favourite is the classic Dreams And Nightmares by Edgar Allen Po
You pass time by: Reading books, graphic novels, watching TV, putting my thoughts down, playing video games—rather boring stuff (smiles).
If you’re given one wish: To have all my other wishes come true...
One wardrobe must-have: A pair of jeans
One must-carry: My cellphone
Your take on love: It’s one of the most important things in the world. It totally makes the world go round. I do believe in love.
Ever been in love: Yes!
Your take on marriage: It’s a personal choice with someone else’s consent... (giggles)