Reports say that Shruti Haasan, the stunner, has denied the offer to dance for an ‘item number’ in her father Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film Vishwaroopam II which has Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah (heroines of Vishwaroopam) as the two heroines.
Shruti has told the producer that she has decided not to dance for ‘item number’ songs in films anymore. Sources close to her say that she was somewhat ‘apprehensive’ in dancing for an ‘item song’ in a film in which her father plays the hero.
Even when he was making the controversy-ridden Vishwaroopoam more than two years back, Kamal had been shooting simultaneously for Vishwaroopam II, its sequel. Kamal managed to release Vishwaroopam only after facing unprecedented opposition as the film’s content was objected to strongly by Muslim organizations and after the State banned the film’s release (which was revoked later).
It remains uncertain as to when Vishwaroopam II would be releasing. It is said that the film’s post-production work hasn’t yet been completed. Shruti last danced for an ‘item number’ in a Bollywood film titled Tevar (remake of Mahesh Babu’s Telugu super-hit Okkadu which was later remade in Tamil as Ghilli) which has Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles.
However, she refused to dance in Vishwaroopam II saying she only intended to take roles of substance from now onwards. Shruti has also gone on record saying that she was waiting for the day when she would share screen-space with Appa Kamal Haasan. She had earlier scored the music of Kamal’s Unnaipol Oruvan which released five years back.