I was born with comparisons: Shruti Hassan

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 - 4:21pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: dna

Playing challenging roles and being part of good cinema are her benchmarks, says Shruti

When you hail from a family that has a pool of talent, you are undoubtedly expected to excel. But all these tags don’t really affect the multi-faceted Shruti Hassan, as the pretty lass oozes confidence when she speaks. Shruti, who is all set to have a big launch in Tamil with 7aam Arivu, says that she is more excited than nervous about her launch.

The film, directed by AR Murugadoss, has Suriya, Shruti Hassan and Abhinaya in lead roles and is all set to release this Diwali. “More than being nervous, I am excited about the release. The only thought that was in my mind before signing a Tamil film, was to begin with a good project. And the script of 7aam Arivu had just that. I am in good hands, so there is no question of nervousness,” says Shruti.

Talking about the role she plays in the film, she says, “I play a young scientist in the film and to have essayed such a powerful role at an early stage is truly amazing. I play the link between the protagonists’ characters, and the shades of my role are incredible.”

The fact that she has been part of a movie by a big director like AR Murugadoss, and has shared screen space with Suriya, has created a lot of curiosity. “They were clear about their ideas and the entire shoot was well-planned. To work with big stars like Suriya and Murugadoss was a great learning experience for me. Every day was new day for me,” says Shruti.

The actor, who is currently shooting for 3 with Dhanush and Gabbar Singh with Pavan Kalyan, is thrilled about experimenting with varied roles. She says, “The role I play in 3 is by far the most challenging role that I have played. The character is emotionally very strong, and to essay that was quite a task.” Probe her about working with Aishwarya Dhanush, she says, “Though I know Aishwarya for a long time, I only share a professional equation with her. It’s the first time I am working with a female director and their perspectives are rather interesting. It’s a young crew, so there is a lot of energy in the sets.”

With Gabbar Singh being a remake of a Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg, does the thought of comparisons really bother her? “I was born with comparisons and they don’t really bother me. I let my work speak for me and being part of good films is my only concern. I am lucky to have received powerful roles and am looking forward to playing more such challenging roles in the future. This is my benchmark,” signs off Shruti.

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