With Amazon Original Series Bestseller releasing February 18 on Prime Video, multi-talented actress Shruti Haasan makes her full-fledged digital debut in a lead role, in the past she has performed roles in anthologies for OTT. In the upcoming series of psychological thrillers, Shruti plays Meetu Mathur, an aspiring writer who comes to the Dreaming City to meet her favorite writer, Tahir Wazir.
From understanding the nuances of her character on many levels to learning a specific dialect for the role, she worked very hard to step into the shoes of Meetu. “I found it really interesting to play a role like Meetu because his arc is so interesting. The common thing if I had to say is that Meetu is a very determined person, a fan, a determined woman…” , she revealed and continued further, “I always like to come away with the vibe or the scent or the memory of the character. And I think what I’ve had on this show is meeting another character who is really determined. So I love remembering those experiences (while filming Bestseller).”
Speaking of experiences, Shruti also sheds light on the behind-the-scenes fun while filming the thriller series. “I had to do a scene where I’m sitting in a dripping shower, and we were shooting in the height of the winter season (in Rajasthan) and you know how cold it is there. The shot was ready and at my to great horror, I realized there was no hot water available, so there I was, sitting in the freezing cold shower, trying to get the emotions out of my face as I literally froze” , the actress shared with a laugh.