December 9, 2021

Actors life

Entertainment

Shruti Haasan: ‘My surname and my resting b**** face have kept a lot of people at an arm’s length’

Actor Shruti Haasan says she has learnt to navigate through the “lopsided” gender dynamics on a film set, where the hero gets preferential treatment, while most women use silence as a defence mechanism.

Shruti, who has worked across Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film industries, said she has had a combination of factors that have acted as a “protective barrier” for her in the industry, which included her surname.

“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 told PTI in an interview.