Madhur Bhandarkar is all set to perform 'Operation Salvage" on Shruti Hassan"s career. In what is quite clearly a manoeuvre to give the mighty Kamal Hassan"s daughter a commercial boost that Soham Shah"s Luck could not. Madhur Bhandarkar has signed her to play a key role in his first comedy Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji. The self-admitted fan of Kamal Hassan, Madhur says, “Shruti had met me some months ago expressing a desire to work with me. I thought she would suit the part opposite Emran Hashmi perfectly."
Though not willing to admit that Kamal Hassan had any hand in it, Bhandarkar does admit that he"s a great fan of the actor. “Kamalji is a legend. And I can"t say the thought of working with his daughter did not pass through my mind. However I must add that Shruti is a very bright pretty and talented girl. She"s bound to go far."
Shruti"s career had come to a standstill with a film ironically called Luck. Maybe it will change, now that the daughter"s ball of destiny is in papa Kamal Hassan"s court!
Story first published: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:35 [IST]