32-year-old Shruti, who acts in Bollywood, Kollywood and Telugu cinema as well as sings, has worked several times with her father. She first worked with him as a child, lending her voice for his films such as Thevar Magan, Chachi 420, Hey Ram, Unnaipol Oruvan, and the upcoming film Sabash Naidu which will be directed, produced, and star Kamal Haasan.
Meanwhile, Shruti has seldom worked with her mother, Sarika, who separated from Kamal in 2004. The two run a newly launched production house Isidro Media. They will be presenting the Tamil film The Mosquito Philosophy, directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan who directed the film festival award-winning movie Lens.
Shruti recently walked the ramp and wowed her fans. Walking for designers Saaksha and Kinni at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 for the collection titled ‘Raas’, Shruti was a revelation when she appeared in a frilly bronze-coloured outfit with layers of threads as a belt and an elegantly sleek-meets-messy hairstyle.
Speaking about her lineage, with acting in her blood, Shruti said that she has always wanted to make her parents proud. “It is my life, I wanted to make them proud and I knew they’d be proud that she’s working hard and that’s important. I have followed the beat of my own drum because the comparisons are really impossible for me to compete with. They both started when they were four-years-old, so, it’s difficult to even get into that headspace…” she told IANS at the Lakme Fashion event.
In the pipeline, on the acting front, Shruti was last seen in the Hindi film Behen Hogi Teri that starred Rajkummar Rao. The film fared average at the box office with Shruti receiving mixed response for her work. She has an untitled film with Mahesh Manjrekjar as well as Sabash Naidu with her father. She will be producing films now and is looking to get back to music full time. Speaking about her projects, she said: “I needed to step back and kind of reorganize things. I believe it is important for an artist to take some time off to be with themselves.”
She also added that she feels like an outsider:
“I have been in films, but I always feel like an outsider. I think that’s my strength and my weakness. But I like to keep it to myself and do my job. I am not someone to look back and think about it.”
For Raksha Bandha, she even tied a rakhi to her mother, Sarika and shared a cute post about it.