Shruti Haasan, who was in Chennai recently for a media interaction, opened up about walking out of Sangamithra, Sundar C’s magnum opus, and why she has no regrets. Speaking to Times of India, Shruti admitted that the most exciting thing for her is the fact that she’s always learning.
“I am a student for life. I have always been like that and I am most excited when I learn something new. Regarding Sangamithra, I really don’t want to comment anything as it happened in the past. I learnt sword-fighting which I really enjoyed, and that’s the takeaway for me from this experience,” she said.
Last seen in the Hindi film Behen Hogi Teri, Shruti says that she’s at the point in life where she has to become choosy about roles and films. “I have done so many films in the past seven years. I have been working on three to four films in a year and in three different languages. But now, I have come to a stage where I only want to do things that I really and also concentrate on music.”
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Shruti also shares that she is a straightforward person, which doesn’t go down too well among people. “As women, if you are straightforward, you are considered difficult. If I was difficult, I would not have been able to do so many films in different languages. In any industry, there will be people who like and dislike you. That, honestly, is not my problem beyond a point,” she adds.
Late May this year, Sri Thenandal Films, who are bankrolling Sangamithra, announced via a Tweet that Shruti Haasan would no longer be a part of the project. Following a similar fashion, Shruti Haasan went on record to say that she chose to walk out of the film, while the makers denied the same. A lot of confusion later, the latest reports suggest that Hansika Motwani is being considered to replace Shruti.
The mega-budget trilingual drama is set in the 8th Century AD. The original cast had Shruti playing a warrior princess, and Jayam Ravi and Arya in crucial roles.