How Shruti got Lucky

Imran Khan who recommended Shruti Hassan as his co-star now wants her to sing for his film as well


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Published: Tue 21 Oct 2008, 8:14 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:45 PM

Bollywood's new heartthrob Imran Khan says his Luck co-star Shruti Haasan's real-life singer image is now being incorporated into the film by director Soham Shah.

"I've discussed the idea of Shruti singing in Luck with my director Soham, and he's kicked by the idea. So Shruti will be singing in Luck. In fact, Soham and the music director Pritam Chakraborty are having music sessions right now. A song is being designed for Shruti," Imran said.

It was childhood friend Imran who had recommended Shruti as an actress as well to Soham, who has earlier directed Kaal.

Imran and Shruti go back a long way. Shruti, her younger sister Akshara and their mom Sarika were regular house guests in the Khan household at a time when Sarika was based in Chennai with her ex-husband Kamal Haasan.

"We almost grew up together. Initially Soham wanted to sign a new girl opposite me in Luck. I recommended Shruti. And I'm glad I did. Shruti has turned out to be wonderful.

"In terms of her look, talent and body language, Shruti is not your conventional heroine at all. She's very unconventional," he said.

What about Imran singing for himself? Not too many people know that the actor sings quite well and entertains family friends and his girlfriend with his singing.

"You've seen Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na. You've seen how badly I sing in the climax? But I do have a steady voice. I sing the lower notes well. So with a little bit of training, I may be able to sing for one of my films," Imran said.

For now he is happy doing all the rugged outdoor sports with Shruti in Luck.

"I think it's a helluva concept. No one has done any film like Luck before."

“My aim is to play characters that people can easily connect with. That's true of Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na, Kidnap, Luck and Delhi Belly. These are the only films I've signed so far."

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