Shruti Hassan is on a high after landing her Tollywood debut opposite enigmatic Siddharth. The film will be directed by Prakash Rao. It’s an interesting combination with all three artists known to be independently-minded and with leanings towards music – both traditional and modern. Shruti debuted in Bollywood opposite Imran Khan in Luck, Siddharth is still best known for his roles in Bommarillu and Rang De Basanti and Prakash Rao made and starred opposite the fascinating Shabana Azmi in the flick Morning Raaga.
Meanwhile, people are still talking about Shruti’s breath-taking appearance on the ramp alongside Zayed Khan for Manav Gangwani’s collection A Tempestuous Affair during the HDIL Couture Week in Mumbai. Looking as though she was born on the runway, Shruti impressed in a diamond and emerald-encrusted bustier costing a crore alone, a satin emerald belt and black skirt, and looking every bit the traditional Indian dancer.
Shruti felt very nervous about the whole affair although she had braved the pasarela before. “This is the third time I have walked the ramp,” she said, “And this attire looks quite sexy and flamboyant to me. It’s comfortable, though. But walking when all eyes were on me, it got testing.”