Akshara Haasan's Cool New Haircut In 'Shamitabh' That Women In Their 20s Can Easily Copy

08/01/2015 4:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA JANUARY 07 : Akshara Haasan at the trailer launch of SHAMITABH.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)

The youngest in actor Kamal Haasan's family, his daughter Akshara has debuted in R Balki's much-awaited film 'Shamitabh', starring opposite Tamil actor Dhanush and legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. There is a lot of interest in Haasan's debut, especially since both her parents and her older sibling, Shruti, are all stars in their own right. But what has users on social platforms buzzing is also Haasan's interesting new haircut.

Haasan has shorn off her long hair for the film, deviating from the traditional style favoured by Indian actresses. Her tight cap of hair falls over on one side, accentuating the frame of her face, making a chic statement. The one-sided cut paired with her three piercings give her a tough image, without diminishing the attention from her grey eyes.

This is Haasan's pre-Shamitabh look:

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And her new look in 'Shamitabh':

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According to the Deccan Chronicle, director Balki said thattthe young actress did not need any preparation, and was a natural in front of the camera. Balki was also quoted as saying: "There is a sparkling spontaneity to her personality. I don’t think Akshara is intimidated by anyone.”


Haasan when asked if she was intimidated by the thought of working alongside two major stars replied confidently saying they made her feel comfortable and were very supportive, according to the Times of India.

Bachchan said: "Akshara came fully prepared and in fact were intimidated by her confidence."

The young actress is known for having turned down several films, including Mani Ratnam's 'Kadal' before accepting 'Shamitabh'. She worked as an assistant director in the past with Rahul Dholakia, as well as with her father Kamal Haasan on the 2013 Tamil film 'Vishwaroopam'.

'Shamitabh' is a combination of the last two letters of Dhanush's name and Bachchan's first name. Bachchan's avatar in the film has also received a lot of attention: the actor dons a scruffy bearded look, with combinations of unkempt suits. Yesterday, he revealed the trailer of the film that is slated to release on February 6, 2015.

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