Shruti Haasan rejects Rajinikanth's film

Thursday, 4 August 2011 - 2:31pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The buzz is that this has revived speculation on the age-old rivalry between her father, actor Kamal Haasan and Rajini.

It’s quite sometime since actor Shruti Haasan did a Hindi movie after all her films flopped at the box office. But it seems everything is not hunky-dory with her even in the Tamil film industry (considered as Shruti’s stronghold) as it is abuzz with her “attitude problems”. Gossip mills went into an overdrive when it came to light that she said no to Rajnikanth’s eldest daughter Aishwarya’s directorial debut citing date problems. Aishwarya’s debut film stars her actor-husband and national award winner Dhanush.

“Everybody in the family was shocked when Shruti Haasan said she doesn’t have dates to spare. All know that Rajnikanth is very close to his daughters and they do nothing without his approval. Moreover, he is also very fond of his son-in-law. Rajnikanth was very upbeat about the casting and he gave his blessings to Asihwarya,” says a source.

A spokesperson also confirmed that Shruti has opted out of the film.

“All I can say right now that Amala Paul (another south heroine) has been approached in Shruti’s place. She is not in the project right now. The film has just gone on the floors,” says the publicist.
Though nobody is talking about it in public but sources say nobody in the family of Rajnikanth expected Shruti to behave this way.

“It’s like saying no to Rajnikanth! Nobody has ever done that. A heroine who has just done a few films till now has never rejected anything coming from the family (Rajnikanth’s family is considered the most influential in Tamil cinema). People are wondering why she did this especially when she knew that the press has already started writing about the movie,” the source adds. Shruti’s move has once again fuelled speculations about Rajinikanth’s rivalry with her father , actor Kamal Haasan even though the claim to be friend off screen.

Shruti, who is not doing any Hindi movie right now, is working for one Tamil film (Murugadoss’ 7 am Arivu) and two Telugu movies Oh My Friend and Gabbar Singh.

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