Tollywood is my extended home: Shruti Haasan

Deccan Chronicle.  | Sashidhar Adivi

Entertainment, Theatre

A day after the launch of her new Telugu film, Krack, actress Shruti Haasan calls Tollywood her extended home.

Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan appears gung-ho about working with Ravi Teja for the second time in her forthcoming film, Krack. They had worked together in Balupu. Stating Ravi Teja is fun to work with, Shruti says, “I remember we had a blast shooting for that film, and I am hoping that we’ll have it again.”

Interestingly, Krack is tipped as Shruti’s comeback film after the 2017-film Katamarayudu. “It’s always nice to do Telugu films. Although I am a Tamilian, Telugu audiences have always been appreciative. Moreover, my success began here. So Telugu industry is like my extended home,” she adds.

According to the actress, she’s in a different phase of her career. “The roles I did a few years ago, I can’t repeat them because I’d like to experiment and do films across different genre. I love doing interesting roles for the artistic experience, thereby also reaching out to a wider audience,” she reasons.

Recently, Shruti’s father and actor Kamal Haasan celebrated his 65th birthday in his hometown, Paramakudi. The entire family was present for the celebrations. “We are not a family that meets regularly as everyone is occupied in their own endeavours. So it’s not easy to get everyone. My father unveiled the statue of his father, D. Srinivasan, and we were all present for the occasion. So the gathering was like paying tribute to my roots,” says the Srimanthudu star.

Meanwhile, Shruti’s musical journey appears to be going great guns too, for she’s doing six back-to-back shows in London in the next two months. Incidentally, Shruti has sung three songs in Frozen 2. “But I feel my musical journey has just started and has a long way to go,” says Shruti, who believes that her music and acting careers complement each other well.

Shruti states that a break in one’s career will help one redefine success. “We just can’t be stuck in a loop; and my recent break helped me reassess myself; so it’s good to take a break,” she expresses