“It’s not fair to single out cinema as male-dominated one as it’s a reflection of society”: Shruti Haasan

What did she say?

Shruti Haasan has always been vocal about her thoughts and opinions, and she is one actor who never minces words. There has been a never-ending debate about how films made here are often male-dominated. It is undoubtedly male-dominated, and has more male representation than female representation. In addition, there is also never ending mansplaining in films, and also concepts are fully portrayed from a male perspective. Women based films are so rare that they’re given a tag called ‘Women-Centric’ film.

Shruti Haasan was part of a recent discussion in which she was asked about the industry being overly male dominated. She specifically said that cinema alone can’t bare the brunt of male dominance, and that it is a mere reflection of the society. She said, “I think we live in a male dominated society. I don’t think it’s fair to single out cinema as cinema is a reflection of telling a stories of what we see. Sometimes, it becomes a chicken-and-egg situation, but mostly I would say a art imitates life.”


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Shruti Haasan is always active on social media and keeps her followers up to date. Recently sharing a video on Instagram, she said, “Hi everyone. I can’t believe it’s been 13 years since I’ve been in this wonderful industry. I can’t tell you how grateful, honoured and thankful I am every single day for your love and support. And what better way to celebrate that than to be on set today. Working, continuing to work and have the opportunity to express myself through this medium as well. Yeah, it’s been amazing, I’ve been really…I don’t have words, just thank you.”

In 2011, with Anaganaga O Dheerudu she entered the Telugu industry. 13 years in this industry, she has completed more than 30 projects across languages such as Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. She has acted with Suriya, Ajith, Vijay Sethupathi, Siddharth, Naga Chaithnya, Vijay, Allu Arjun and Dhanush. Currently, she has a number of films in her pipeline, including, NBK107, Salaar, and Waltair Veerayya.


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