Abhishek Kapoor (Gattu) and Shruti Hassan like each other a lot but admit to little else than a mutual admiration society. The director first met the actress when he was considering her for a part in his film 3 Mistakes Of My Life, based on Chetan Bhagat's book. When the duo met, they clicked instantly. Apart from the fact that he made India's first rock film Rock On!! and she is a rock chica, they had a lot more in common.
Says a source, "Gattu and Shruti are definitely interested in each other but it's too early to say if they will date. Shruti, who is somewhat of a wild child, was charmed by Gattu, who is known to be mature and balanced for his age. Gattu, too, in his way has always been attracted to beautiful, intelligent women who are known to be strong-willed. His list of women include Twinkle Khanna, Raveena Tandon and Pooja Bhatt. And Shruti seems to be his type of girl."
Elaborating on the Gattu-Shruti friendship the source adds, "Right now, they are testing the waters. They've stayed in touch after that first meeting and they often chat and exchange text messages. They are just getting to know each other and have been communicating regularly on Facebook as well. But both are being extremely cautious about their friendship right now even the normally straightforward Shruti, who loves to talk on anything and everything, is being guarded."
Gattu denies that he is in talks with Shruti for his film, "That's news to me," he says and adds that he met her through an agent a few months ago. "I barely know her and haven't been in touch with her. Currently, I am single and working with Ubali Choudhury, on the drafts of my next film, which is based on Chetan Bhagat's 3 Mistakes Of My Life."
He insists she isn't in consideration for his film, but he's all praise for the actress who makes her debut in Luck, "Shruti has a great personality and is very talented. I am sure she will do very well in her career. I have seen her in the Luck promos and liked them. She looks very promising and sings beautifully."
Shruti, too, denies being in talks with Gattu for a role, "I am not in talks with Gattu for any film. I haven't gone on a date with Gattu or anybody else for a long time. Unfortunately, I don't know Gattu very well." Unfortunately? "I loved Rock On!! Gattu is a very talented director and I would love to work with someone as talented as him."