Shruti Haasan Shares Two Factors that Protected Her in the Film Industry
Shruti Haasan is known to be candid and honest about so many aspects of her life. When she shared a recent picture on Instagram, she was body-shamed severely.
Shruti Haasan is known to be candid and honest about so many aspects of her life. When she shared a recent picture on Instagram, she was body-shamed severely. She hit back at trollers saying that she’s been suffering from the hormonal balance for years. The physical changes were attributed to her hormonal imbalance.
She explained that it is not “cool” to judge someone based on their appearance. Likewise, she had spoken about issues like alcohol addiction, her break-ups, and her overall health earlier.
Now in an interview with PTI, Shruti revealed two factors that helped her cope in this competitive industry. One was her “surname” and the other was her “b**** face.” These factors were crucial in protecting her in the diverse world of glitz and glamour.
She told PTI, “The combination of my surname and my resting b**** face has kept a lot of people at an arm's length. Now after many years, I feel comfortable and safe enough to open up and say whatever I want.”
Shruti’s revelation goes to prove that the industry is a challenging place to be in especially for young talent. You have to continuously prove your worth more so if you don’t come from a “filmy” background. Fortunately for Shruti, as she revealed, her “surname” worked in her favor.
The second factor that helped her was her b**** face. A bold persona would definitely go a long way in dealing with all the negativity and the challenging environment.
In the interview, she also raised the topic of gender inequality in the industry. She revealed that when she started her career in the industry, the hero of the film would always be offered the chair first.
She said, “In my first few films, I was never offered a chair first, or any other seat. The guy always got the chair first. It's the good men who said, 'No, you please sit first.' I don't face that anymore.”
Shruti’s words reveal that traces of gender inequality do and may still exist in Indian cinema. This revelation is quite ironic as the film industry is one of the largest platforms that shapes and influences our society. In fact, offering a chair to someone, be it a man or woman, has a lot to do with courtesy than gender. This revelation really comes as a stark surprise!
We are glad that Shruti has finally overcome that phase and is being given the respect that she rightly deserves. It is bold of Shruti to have come out and shared her experiences thereby enlightening others.