In the media[ edit ] Shruti Haasan was signed as a brand ambassador for the electrical appliance company Lloyd. She played the role of Bhagyalakshmi, a village girl, which had been played by Sonakshi Sinha in the original version. Apart from this, Shruti is also the vocalist of an alternative rock band, The Extramentals. C , in which she was to play a warrior. The album from Ilaiyaraaja , which was critically praised, won Haasan accolades for her efforts with Screen India saying that she "has the makings of a good singer, and with some training she should go great guns. The film was released on 11 April , and eventually emerged as a "blockbuster" success. The film went on to become a major commercial success at the box office and brought in more film offers for Haasan. She made a further appearance in a promotional video for the horror film Hisss , starring Mallika Sherawat , where she had also sung a song composed by Dave Kushner. Akshara , Kamal and Shruti Haasan's first appearance in a feature film was a cameo role as the daughter of Vallabhbhai Patel in the Tamil-Hindi bilingual Hey Ram , based on a murder attempt on Mahatma Gandhi , directed by her father Kamal Haasan. Raghavendra Rao.