A stalker's attack on actress Shruti Hassan at her Bandra residence in Mumbai has created quite stir in the media, but her Superstar father Kamal Hassan and actress-mother Sarika kept mum on this issue, which had surprised many in the industry. Finally breaking the silence, her mother has said that it is an unfortunate incident, but one needs to learn to handle such situations.
In a statement to Times of India, Sarika said, "Shruti is fine now." She added, "Unfortunately, lots of things are happening these days that should not. Obviously, I am worried for her, but then we have to learn to handle such situations. Not only are public figures like us vulnerable to such untoward incidents, other women too are equally at risk."
Although Sarika is quite concerned about her daughter's security, she does not want to restrict her or make her stay with her family. When quizzed about whether she would want her to stay with her, she says, "Well, she can't stay with me because she has her career, she travels outdoors... once children grow up, they want to be independent. Pallu se baandh ke toh nahi rakh sakte hain na! We always tell our children to be careful, but we can't nag them about it."
Shruti Hassan is a singer-turned-actress, who made her acting debut with Hindi movie Luck starring Imran Khan and Sanjay Dutt in leads. But she failed to make a mark in Bollywood as this film bombed at the Box Office. After starring in a few hit numbers down South, she head back to B-Town and featured in movies like Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-Day. The actress, who is currently in Mumbai, hopes to make it big there.