Shruti Prakash to make her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt’s Haunted 2

The actor shares insights on her big break in B-Town, her firsthand experiences of working with the director on the horror sequel, and more
Shruti Prakash to make her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt’s Haunted 2

Shruti Prakash has been the face of a handful of films in Kannada cinema and has worked in a few Hindi daily soaps. She also made her mark as a contestant on Bigg Boss Kannada. Now, Shruti is all set to begin an exciting journey into Bollywood as she makes her Hindi debut with director Vikram Bhatt in Haunted 2. A sequel to the spine-chilling original, she steps into the spotlight as the female lead alongside Mimoh Chakraborty, in a production helmed by Anand Pandit. Shruti, who hails from Belagavi and is currently based in Mumbai, expresses her eagerness to navigate challenges to make a splash in the Hindi film industry.

Reflecting on her linguistic journey, the actor shares, “Since my father being in the army and we have moved around the country, my Hindi is stronger due to my father’s postings in North India. Kannada, on the other hand, is the language we speak at home, which I have further honed during my time on Bigg Boss.”

Shruti, who is excited and looking forward to her Bollywood debut, says, “While I always looked forward to working in South Indian cinema, Bollywood was an equally enticing prospect, and now it’s become a reality.” The actor has almost completed shooting for her portions and has just ten more days of filming. Shruti considers it a significant milestone to be a part of the director’s film and states, “Being part of a Bhat film is like a stamp of quality.”

Revealing details on how she got into the project, the actor explains that she landed the opportunity through a casting agent. After being shortlisted among 60 profiles, she met Vikram Bhat, and since then, there has been no looking back.

Shruti credits Vikram Bhatt’s guidance in embracing her role as Yamini in Haunted 2, describing it as an invaluable learning experience to work under his direction. “Though I have some experience in the film industry, working on this film feels like a fresh start. Vikram sir’s clarity of vision makes it easier for us actors to understand our characters and deliver our best on-screen,” she says.

Despite the reputation of Bhat’s films for their bold content, Shruti assures that Haunted 2 maintains a family-friendly approach. “It’s a clean film,” she assures.

On balancing her acting career alongside her passion for music, Shruti notes that she continues to pursue her passion while keeping her feet firmly on films in Hindi as well as in Kannada. “I’m grateful for the exciting opportunities coming my way,” she signs off.

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