Exclusive: Shruti Marathe flies to Chennai for a film shoot

It’s been a while since Shruti Marathe did a film in the south industry. Known for her roles in Marathi films like ‘Bandh Nylon Che’, ‘Sanai Choughade’, and the Hindi TV show ‘Jaago Mohan Pyare’, Shruti spent the lockdown at home, working on her fitness, losing 10 kgs in the process and doing some anger management training.

However, with life crawling back to normalcy amid the new normal, the actress has also resumed work and recently flew to Chennai to shoot for a Tamil film. Speaking to us from Chennai, the ‘Taptapadi’ actress shared, “The film is a remake of the Kannada film called ‘Mayabazar’. We have started the first schedule in Chennai. I am playing the role of the wife of a cop. We started shooting on September 13 and my schedule will finish on September 20. We will begin shooting again in October.”

Shruti, who took a flight from Mumbai to Chennai, said that she followed all safety protocols while travelling and is doing the same on the sets. “Travelling amid the current crisis was a different experience. This is also my first film shoot after the lockdown and it feels great to be back on the sets. As far as the safety measures are concerned, we are taking utmost care, following social distancing, wearing masks etc,” said Shruti, adding that she will also be starting work on a Marathi project next. Refusing to divulge more about the same, she informed that the Marathi project will also go on the floors soon.

Besides, she is awaiting the release of the Marathi historical film Sarsenapati Hambirrao in which she plays a pivotal role. The upcoming Tamil film also marks her return to the Tamil industry after a decade (her last film there was Guru Sishyan in 2010).

Throughout my flight journey, I didn’t take off my mask and face shield. I didn’t use the washroom either. While all safety protocols were followed, I was a little apprehensive at first. But work needs to start for all of us at some point and this is a part of the process now. – Shruti Marathe