Filmmaker Prabhudheva, who has cast Shruti Haasan in Ramaiya Vastavaiya, says he is no one to relaunch the daughter of veteran actor Kamal Haasan.
Bollywood actors Girish Taurani and Shruti Haasan during the music launch of their film Ramaiya Vastavaiya in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)
"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.