Mumbai: Actress Shruti Hassan has been roped in as the lead actress for Prabhu Deva’s next venture.

“I have never worked with him before. So for me it is going to be lovely to finally get to work with him,” Shruti said in a statement here.

Making his directorial debut in Bollywood with Salman Khan-starrer ‘Wanted’, Prabhu Deva’s second film Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Rowdy Rathore’ was released recently. Both the action films did good business at the box office.

His third venture will be a musical love story, produced by Kumar Taurani of Tips.

Taurani’s son Girish will be making his debut as an actor in the yet-to-be named film and Shruti has been confirmed opposite him.

Even though she has not worked with Prabhu Deva, Shruti is full praises for the director.

“Prabhu Deva is very clear, efficient and good with his work. It just helps you keep your focus on your performance and not worry about other things. He makes the entire process so much easier,” she said.

The shooting for the film is likely to begin from August.