"Imran and I have been friends for a long time and when Soham narrated the story, I decided to give it a try. I took up the assignment because I feel it's not one of those routine stories. It's not one of those films where the girl doesn't get any scope or is sidelined," Shruti tells me. But there were news-reports that Shruti would debut in a Tamil film with Madhavan. "Yes, I was supposed to, but things didn't work out," she adds.
Shruti says her parents were very supportive when she told them of the offer she had received (Luck). But was she nervous when she shot with Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty and Danny Denzongpa, all veterans? "In fact, they were co-operation personified. Everyone knew that this was my debut film and were patient all through the shoot," she reveals.
But the portions she enjoyed most were the action sequences. "I was looking forward to enacting the stunts and would you believe it, I did all my stunts myself. I really enjoyed the experience," Shruti divulges.
"I am not scared, but I am excited for sure," Shruti Hassan's confidence is infectious. The pretty girl makes her debut in Luck (slated for release next Friday), which will decide her future steps in Bollywood. Not many are aware that it was Imran Khan who recommended her name to director Soham Shah.