Up, close and personal with Shruti Haasan


By Hindustan Times

Shruti Haasan’s Bollywood stints haven’t really taken the country by storm, but hey, she’s Kamal Haasan and Sarika’s daughter, so naturally, everyone’s curious about what she’s up to.

She’s formed a new band with guitarist Bruce Lee Mani (the girl’s a rock star as well, didn’t you know?) and has evenscored Unnaipol Oruvan, the Tamil version of A Wednesday that stars daddy Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal in the lead roles. Is more Bollywood on the cards? Yes, she says, there will be an announcement some time in June. But till then, her lips are sealed.

One word that describes you best?

If a traffic constable hauled you up, what would you do?
Smile and hope for the best.

What makes you feel sexy?
My state of mind.

The colour ‘pink’ for you is...
Girly and fun.

A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
Anywhere I can take a vacation!

The weirdest thing that went into your mouth?

What did you do with your first pay cheque?
Bought my mom a nice saree.

You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
Definitely a cycle.

A tune you can’t get out of your head?
Chumbawamba’s I Get Knocked Down. It’s been stuck in my head for so many years, it’s annoying!

The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
I’m a good citizen and besides, I would never tell.

You get high on...
...Music and life.

The last movie that made you cry?
The Best Of Youth.

What makes your day?
A good night’s sleep.

What screws it up?
Negative people.

Your favourite freedom fighter?
All the amazing songwriters of the world! All fighting the good fight!

Love is...

Your first kiss was...
I never kiss and tell.

Share a secret with us... you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
I’m scared of reptiles.

Do you love Luv Storys?

Choose: Air India or Indian Railways?
Air India if I’m in a hurry, the Railways if I’m not.

The last time you rode on a bus?
To school.

If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
Enjoy the silence and walk around.

Life in the fast food lane: choose your menu
burger and fries. fun and not always good for you – but always worth it!

Which superhero would you like to be and why?
I’d like to be catwoman! She’s feisty and has a great outfit

Earth’s crowded and chock full of trash. Choose another planet.
I’ll take mars, once the infrastructure is in place