Actress Shruti Hassan, daughter of legendary actor Kamal Hassan and actress Sarika, always wanted to be in showbiz, but was sceptical about facing the camera because she didn't find herself attractive enough to be a heroine.
"I always wanted to become actress, but I always thought I am too ugly to be an actress. I was always in the sport, in the sun and always running around. I always thought heroines are so beautiful how will I be that beautiful? But I always wanted to be in the entertainment business. I always wanted to act, sing and be a part of it," said Shruti who also sings.
The 27-year-old, who made her debut with Hindi movie Luck, will have two releases on June 19 - D-Day and Ramaiya Vastavaiya.
"It is good it just so happened," she said about the simultaneous release of her two films and added, "I am happy that both are polar opposite films. For me, both the characters are so different from each other. In a weird way, it is nice that both the films are coming out on the same day. It just shows the range." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
She said, "It's been a kind of different journey. It is not a conventional journey of a star. I have never been a conventional person. My journey has taught me a lot. There has been success and failure - they both taught me a lot. It's my journey and hopefully, will return more colours."
Shruti Hassan will be starring in the movie Ramaiya Vastavaiya, which is directed by our own Prabhu Deva. She has paired up with newcomer Girish Kumar.
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"It's not a relaunch! Shruti is Kamal Hassan's daughter. Who am I to relaunch her," Prabhu Deva told IANS when asked whether he is relaunching her in Bollywood.
"I was confused whether to take a new girl or an established actress, but Shruti looked perfect for the role. You will realise why I cast Shruti once you see the film. She is beautiful, (and as a) dancer she is superb," he said.