Shruti Haasan performs in London for the first time

Actress-singer Shruti Haasan was happy to perform in London for the first time, and says she is planning more “music focused gigs internationally”.”It feels incredible to be back on stage performing. I have done a few shows in the last year but now the effort is to do more music focused gigs internationally, London being the start point,” Shruti said in a statement.

She performed on Monday at a trendy NED Hotel as part of their New Music Monday — a weekly showcase of new and emerging music acts and artists. The evening was organised by PowerStudio which is run by Benny D, a producer who has worked with the likes of Boy George, Kylie Minogue, The Killers, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Stormzy and Depeche Mode.

“I have been working on a significant and distinctive number of collaborations along with my original singles. The set at The Ned had a unique and interesting style which combines the contemporary elements of the West with the magic of The East and seeing the response we have already received for it is just fantastic. I have lots more in store on the music front which will unfold as the year progresses,” she added.

According to a source, Shruti has also been working on an EP with some producers in London, which is due to release in 2019.

Shruti will return to India later this week and resume her shoot for Mahesh Manjrekar’s next.