If I have said it once, I’ve said it a million times.
If Shruti Hassan were born to any one but Tamil film star Kamal Haasan, she’d be on all fours, mopping floors and cleaning gutters.
Utterly bereft of acting skills, this creature continues to torment viewers ad nauseum.
It’s one of the many tragedies of India that talented youngsters struggle to land roles while the clowns march ahead because of their famous surnames.
Shruti’s latest film Ramaiya Vastavaiya has performed horribly, horribly, horribly at the U.S. box office.
The film, which released on 67 screens, managed to eke out a mere $52,200 in the July 19-21, 2013 opening weekend.
The per screen average worked out to be a shamefully low $779.
Having seen Something Something… Unakkum Enakkum, the Tamil version of Ramaiya Vastavaiya, a few years back I stayed clear of the Bollywood remake.
Besides Shruti Hassan, the movie features debutant Girish Kumar Taurani.
The lad’s father Kumar Taurani produced the film.
Prabhu Deva directed this disaster.
See how badly Ramaiya Vastavaiya performed at the U.S. box office vis-a-vis some Bollywood films: