Actress Shruti Hassan, daughter of veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Hassan, says her father has been very inspiring for her. She marvels at her father's dedication and says he has the same enthusiasm that a newcomer has for his work.
"He has been an inspiration for me, personally. Just the way I look at him deal with his career, how he works," Shruti said here.
"Even at this time, he does so much hard work and has so much dedication. He has the same enthusiasm that a newcomer has for his work and that has been very inspiring for me," added the 27-year-old.
Shruti is also impressed with her father's directorial skills and minces no words in praising him for that.
"He is a good director. He brings in an actor's point of view very clearly. When you see his film, you know an actor is thinking about how to direct the film," she said.
She doesn't rule out acting in a film directed by her father someday.
After doing Bollywood films like Luck and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Shruti will soon be seen in two more Hindi projects - Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-Day. Continue reading on the slideshow...
Shruti With Kamal
Shruti will soon be seen in two more Hindi projects - Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-Day. While in the former, she is paired opposite producer Kumar S Taurani's son Girish Kumar, in D-Day, she will be seen with actors like Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kaporr, Irrfan and Huma Qureshi.
Ask her whether she always wanted to be in showbiz, she says, "I always wanted to become actress, but I always thought I am too ugly to be an actress. I was always in the sport, in the sun and always running around."
She continues, "I always thought heroines are so beautiful how will I be that beautiful? But I always wanted to be in the entertainment business. I always wanted to act, sing and be a part of it."
The actress, who has featured in more than half-a-dozen films so far, including Telugu movie Anaganaga O Dheerudu, finds her journey unconventional.
Shruti says, "It's been a kind of different journey. It is not a conventional journey of a star. I have never been a conventional person. My journey has taught me a lot. There has been success and failure - they both taught me a lot. It's my journey and hopefully, will return more colours."