Shruti Haasan To Play A Trained Assassin In American Television Show

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Actor Shruti Haasan is going international with her latest endeavour as she is roped in by the team of USA Network’s upcoming series Treadstone. The television series will be based in the Jason Bourne universe. Haasan, 33, will co-star with Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith in the show, which recently started production in Budapest.

Haasan will portray Nira Patel, a young woman from Delhi, a waitress-cum-trained assassin. Ben Smith, a producer of the ‘Bourne’ franchise, has co-created the series with Tim Kring. The series is a Bourne-series spin-off. The stars Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston and Tess Haubrich are also joining the cast.

Haasan is making her big American television debut with the series. The actress recently bagged her first international series.

Speaking about her role in the show, Shruti told Mirror, “When I started music in England, there was a lot of interest in me as an Indian actress, so I got an agent in the US and the UK. When I received an audition script from the show’s makers, I found it very interesting. I start shooting soon. My portions will be based in India and abroad. I have never done something like this before.”

The actress also shared that she will be undergoing rigorous training for her role.


Shruti will soon be sent to Budapest for prep. “The action in Bourne series has been pathbreaking. This one is also high on action so I will be undergoing rigorous training,” the actress revealed, adding that Budapest had always been on her must-visit list. “My dad (Kamal Haasan) was there to work on the Hey Ram score and was so taken up by the place, he insisted we go there for a holiday.”

Talking about another American TV show, Quantico, which put an Indian actress on the global map, Shruti says, “I have a lot of respect for Priyanka and what she has achieved is amazing. She has blown the door open for brown people. But I don’t call even my dad for advice, so I don’t think I’ll be calling her either, with all due respect. I’ve studied abroad and have been working predominantly out of India in the music space for a year and half now. I am quite comfortable working outside of India,” she says.

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