Shruti Haasan took a sabbatical from films to concentrate on her musical career. In the last year, she performed her own compositions in nearly five cafes in London along with her team. She is also back to Tamil and Telugu films and hopes to sign more in the future.
Recently, the actress, in an interview to Film Companion opened up about what made her take the much-needed sabbatical, her mind space, choice of films, striking a balance between films and music, her parent’s divorce and what it taught her.
Shruti Haasan says that pain is inevitable even if people hail from a perfect family. She said, “Pain is inevitable even if your parents are together and you are in a happy family. Pain is a part of life.”
Speaking about their parents’ Kamal Haasan and Sarika’s divorce, Shruti said that they were human beings and they needed to be happy. She stated, “A lot of people who had gone through the same thing I did would say that splitting up (referring to her mother and father’s divorce) is news to other people. It’s not news to people in the house. I was happy that they did what they did because they’re both wonderful individuals who deserved happiness in their own parameters. They were people before they were my parents and this is something that I always said. I understood this very early on.”
Calling the whole process ‘a sad thing,’ Shruti added, “In fact, it’s sad when any two people split apart. Now, as an adult who’s had her own share of relationships, I can tell you hands down that if it’s not working, don’t try and glue the fragments together because when the storm hits, it’s going to fall apart. So, it’s better to separate. It would seem like a separation to the outside world, but we’ve kind of already prepped for it.”
On the work front, Shriti Haasan appears in a cameo in English television series, Treadstone. Down South, she is shooting for her role in director SP Jananathan’s upcoming film, Laabam with Vijay Sethupathi. She has also signed a Telugu film opposite ‘Mass Maharaja’ Ravi Teja.
In pics: Singer-actress, live-performer; Shruti Haasan is as versatile as her father