Shruti Haasan Admits She Was Initially Noticed Because Of Her Surname; Claims She's Felt Like An Outsider For 11 Years

    Shruti Haasan Admits She Was Initially Noticed Because Of Her Surname; Claims She's Felt Like An Outsider For 11 Years

    Shruti Haasan Opens Up About The Insider-Outsider Debate

    Shruti Haasan Admits She Was Initially Noticed Because Of Her Surname; Claims She's Felt Like An Outsider For 11 Years

    Actress Shruti Hassan, daughter of the famous actors' Kamal Haasan and Sarika , has made her acting debut with the Hindi film 'Luck'. Before entering Bollywood , Shruti featured in several Telugu and Tamil films and was considered one of the best actresses in the south. The Luck actress has time and again been quite vocal about expressing her opinions on social media and speak about what she feels right. Earlier too, Shruti has been honest about the insider-outsider debate and stated that she agrees with the fact that nepotism exists.

    In an interaction with ETimes Shruti revealed, how she wouldn't have got the initial attention if her surname was not Hassan, Shruti said, “I feel like an outsider because even after 11 years, I have still not understood the right way to butter up the people and the right group to be a part of. I think I am a musician first and then an actor. Nepotism, yes, I don't deny it, as my surname is Haasan. If it was just Shruti or something else, I wouldn't have got the initial attention that I got.”

    The Yaara actress also feels that apart from Nepotism even groupism exists and Shruti says, she doesn’t know how to be in the good books, “But my problem is that I am awkward, I don't know how to be a part of a group, 'I don't know how to be in the good books, while others know the smart way of doing it. There are a lot of camps, there is groupism too I would say.” she said

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    Shruti also revealed that apart from her surname her parents didn’t help her in anything and she worked hard to achieve what she has today, 'I don't know about nepotism because I just got the surname, and after that my parent literally did not help me with anything. I did the good and the bad myself. I don't deny that ‘Haasan’ surname has opened doors for me but groupism exists very much. For someone like me, who is always in the specific mid-set and a part of me being a musician, you learn to be different and celebrate, but this industry doesn't celebrate music', she concluded.

    On the professional front, Shruti will be a part of the film Yaara, which is an action-packed one. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia , the film is set to release on 2 January 2021. Yaara would star Shruti Haasan and Vidyut Jamwal in the pivotal roles.