I’m pro­tec­tive of Ak­shara: Shruti Haasan

The ac­tor talks about how she would love to see her sis­ter Ak­shara in another film soon

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Ac­tor Shruti Haasan (left) says she’s “pro­tec­tive” of her younger sis­ter Ak­shara (inset), who made in­roads into Bol­ly­wood with her film Shamitabh (2015).

“I’m very pro­tec­tive of Ak­shara and also very proud of her achieve­ments. I can’t wait to see her do more and make us all proud,” Shruti said. Daugh­ters of vet­eran ac­tors Ka­mal Haasan and Sarika, both Shruti and Ak­shara are multi-faceted. While Shruti is also a singer-com­poser, Ak­shara was ac­tive be­hind the cam­eras as an as­sis­tant di­rec­tor be­fore fac­ing the cam­era for the R Balakr­ish­nan di­rec­to­rial.

Though she has been a part of many films, Shruti says act­ing was never on her mind ini­tially. She al­ways felt that she won’t fit in as a hero­ine and looked to­wards singing as a ca­reer.

“I never planned to be an ac­tor in Bol­ly­wood as I never felt I could look the part. I al­ways wanted to get into mu­sic. I am par­tic­u­larly pas­sion­ate about com­pos­ing,” she shared. In the Hindi film in­dus­try, Shruti has done films like Luck (2009), Dil Toh Bac­cha Hai Ji (2012), D-Day (2013), Gab­bar is Back (2015) and Welcome Back (2015). She has also been seen in many Tel­ugu and Tamil films. Her kitty of films is full with five projects as of now. These in­clude projects a Tamil fan­tasy ad­ven­ture film and an ac­tion thriller di­rected by Nishikant Kamat.

“With five films in the pipeline, I have been re­ally busy with work and have not had the time to com­pose mu­sic but I hope to start next year,” she said.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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