Actor Shruti Haasan, who has opened up about the nepotism debate in her newest interview, has admitted that her entry into cinema was on account of her father Kamal Haasan. In her interview with Cinema Express, Shruti said it will be felony to disclaim that being Kamal Haasan’s daughter helped her enter the industry.
“The doors of the film industry opened for me simply because of my surname. It would be criminal to deny that. But over the years, I learned that things are different in Tamil and Telugu cinema when compared to Bollywood.” Shruti said.
She additional defined: “I made my debut alongside a star like Suriya in Tamil, an actor who also got his break because of his father, Sivakumar sir. And yet, his path to stardom was carved by his work. After that initial launch, every actor has to prove their talent and work hard to get their next offer, especially in Telugu and Tamil cinema. Your background stops being such an influence after your debut. I am not sure whether this is the case in Bollywood. I think it’s different there.”
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Recently seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed movie Yaara, which had its launch on Zee 5 over the weekend; Shruti has a venture every in Tamil and Telugu in her kitty.
In Tamil, she might be seen in Vijay Sethupathi’s Laabam, which has been directed by SP Jananathan. In Telugu, she has reunited with Ravi Teja for upcoming Telugu actioner Krack after Balupu. Both these movies are gearing up for launch soon.
Shruti can be busy with her unbiased music profession. Not way back, she took a sabbatical from cinema to focus extra on singing.