Mumbai, May 18 IANS | 1 year ago

Filmmaker Prabhudheva, who has cast Shruti Haasan in "Ramaiya Vastavaiya", says he is no one to "relaunch" the daughter of veteran actress Kamal Haasan.


"It's not a relaunch! Shruti is Kamal Haasan's daughter. Who am I to relaunch her," Prabhudheva told IANS.

Shruti has earlier featured in Bollywood films like "Luck" and "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji", which didn't manage to elicit the expected response. But Prabhudheva had his reasons to cast the actress in his directorial.

"I was confused whether to take a new girl or an established actress, but Shruti looked perfect for the role. You will realise why I cast Shruti once you see the film. She is beautiful, (and as a) dancer she is superb," he said,

"Ramaya Vastavaiya", releasing July 19, also features Girish Kumar.

(Posted on 18-05-2013)