Actress-musician Shruti Haasan has completed over a decade in the Telegu Film Industry and has delivered some of the biggest hits the industry has seen in these years. The upcoming films in her kitty include Salaar opposite Prabhas, Chiru 154 opposite Superstar Chiranjeevi and NBK 107 with Balakrishna. The actor was part of a recent discussion where she was asked about the industry being overtly male-dominated and Shruti, in her inimitable style, opined that cinema alone can't bear the brunt of the tag, especially since society, in general, is male-dominated.
The actress further stated that cinema and art of every kind are just a reflection of society and the times we live in. She was quoted as saying, "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 story of what we see. Sometimes it becomes a chicken and egg situation, but mostly I would say art imitates life. "
Shruti also talked about a special quote that changed her life. I read something and it's a very old quote and I was just like, oh my God, I'm going to live my life completely differently now. And it said, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." And I was like, "How come I've never heard this before?" So, that really kind of changed my perspective on the way I write, the way I perform, and the way I am every day.
Recently, Shruti completed 13 years in the movies. She also posted a video on Instagram expressing gratitude and writing, "Magical 13 years- I never actually thought I'd do more than a movie. I wasn't born to do this. I learned to love it and the cinema has become the greatest source of joy in my life. In fact, it has given me the life I'm so grateful for. Through the years, I've learned a lot about how to weather success and failure, how to waltz with confidence and doubt, and most of all, how to appreciate the honor of telling stories and giving souls to women I've never known before. I'm so eternally thankful for the love and appreciation I get, and I never take it for granted, ever. Thank you for everything, and I hope to give you more and fall more in love with this gift of time and art.
p.s.-Weirdos just got to stick to being weirdos, apparently. It eventually pays off! Thank you. Thank you for these 13 years! "