Mi­lan’s makeover plan for Shruti

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Kavita Awaasthi kavita. awaasthi@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Di­rec­tor Mi­lan Luthria (right) is cur­rently work­ing on his next film that stars Ajay Devgn, and has two lead­ing ladies. While Shruti Haasan (left) is al­ready on board, the mak­ers are yet to zero in on the sec­ond lead­ing lady. Now sources re­veal that Haasan will get a com­plete makeover for her role. Mi­lan says, “I was look­ing for a fresh pair, and I felt there is an abun­dance of tal­ent and glam­our in Shruti. Both these as­pects of her per­son­al­ity have been suc­cess­fully ex­ploited in the south, where she is do­ing big-bud­get films. I like work­ing with hero­ines who haven’t re­ally been given their due, but have heaps of po­ten­tial.”

The film­maker is known to give his ac­tors a makeover — be it Vidya Balan in The Dirty Pic­ture (2011), or Ajay Devgn in Once Upon A Time In Mum­baai (2010). He is now work­ing with Shruti on her look tests, and help­ing her with work­shops to get un­der the skin of her char­ac­ter. While the film­maker chooses to main­tain si­lence on the ac­tor’s role, he feels that the work Shruti and he are plan­ning to do to­gether in prepa­ra­tion [for her part] as well as on the sets “will show her in a dif­fer­ent light”. “She has this tremen­dous aura around her, which, if caught right on screen, will sur­prise many,” he says.


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