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Shruti sets sights on solo lead roles in Bollywood

After playing the second fiddle in most of her Bollywood outings be it D-Day or Gabbar is Back, actor Shruti Haasan now wants to carry a movie on her shoulder.

Shruti, who is the daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika, said though she enjoyed playing small roles in big-budget Bollywood films, she would now love to a movie that would revolve around her character.

“It is something I would be very excited about. I am ready to carry a film on my shoulder. I am prepared for a movie, where the story revolves around me. I would love to do something like that in future,” Shruti told media.

The 27-year-old actor will, however, continue making appearances in the ensemble films till the time she gets solo roles.

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The actor is now looking forward to Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Yaara. The film, which also stars Amit Sadh, has begun filming.

“It is very nice to work with a director like Tigmanshu Dhulia. He is someone with <g data-gr-id="53">a very unique</g> perspective and it is always wonderful to work with someone who holds performances in such great height and I really like the premise of the movie and my character,” Shruti said.

Shruti said it’s big advantage for her to have fans across the country, thanks to her both Bollywood and Southern film outings.

“I want to be a pan-India artist. It is a conscious decision that I do <g data-gr-id="44">films</g> in different languages. My South Indian audience matters to me a lot so I like when they watch my Bollywood films. It feels great,” she said.

Before making it big as an actor, Shruti started her showbiz career as a singer and recent lent her voice in Tevar.

Asked if she would like to take up playback singing seriously now, Shruti said, “I am open to playback singing but only if my acting schedule permits. I would love to sing for myself in my films but that depends on the director and if the makers think my voice is needed,” she said. 

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