Despite receiving accolades for her role in the Telugu blockbuster, Gabbar Singh, Shruti Haasan has shifted base to Mumbai. “From now on, Mumbai will be my home. I have rented a place of my own in Bandra. Although I’m currently living on rent, I plan to buy an apartment soon,” says Kamal Haasan’s daughter. “But this doesn’t mean that I will stop working in Tamil-Telugu films.”
The singer-actor says that since she largely plans to focus on Bollywood, it would be easier for her to live in the city. “It’s such a high to be able experience different cultures and industries. I will travel wherever my art takes me,” says Shruti, whose mother Sarika is based in Mumbai while father is in Chennai.
Riding high on Gabbar Singh — her biggest blockbuster to date — Shruti admits to feeling great: “Being part of any blockbuster makes you happy,” she says. Before the Pawan Kalyan-action film became a big hit, Shruti was tagged as the ‘unlucky’ heroine in terms of box-office success.
“Why should one look only at numbers and figures to determine how big a film is or will be? 7aam Arivu has been appreciated a lot and so has 3. They have done very well commercially, too. But of course, Gabbar Singh has been the most successful of the lot,” she says.
Gabbar Singh is a remake of the Salman Khan-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Dabangg (2010). Was it easy for her to play a village belle given that she has always played urban characters?
“In all my films, my roles have never been the same — be it Luck (2009) or even the more recent, 3,” she says, adding that her father hasn’t seen the film yet since he has been travelling.