Shruti Hassan is 24 and one film old. Judge her by this and you’d be mistaken. The brown-eyed beauty lets her hair down for this month’s issue of Elle and gives us a peek into her world: her career in music, star parents and her insecurities about not fitting into Bollywood.
The daughter of legendary Tamil actor-director Kamal Hassan and actress Sarika, Shruti has a keen ear for music. Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Tamil music and RD Burman find place on her CD rack. On doing the music for her father’s remake of A Wednesday, the singer-songwriter-composer tells the mag, “After doing the music for a film, it kind of changes your perspective on your own music… I’ve found a new phase in my life, I’ve found a new sound, and now I’m setting up a new band.”
The gorgeous starlet is looking forward to B-town, going through film scripts in Mumbai. “It’s really about doing something that makes sense to me and focusing on that. I’m exited to see what Bollywood comes up with for me.” And does she feel that she might not fit in? “I have always felt in general that I might not fit in, in life”, she states.