Shruti Haasan, who has successfully created a niche for herself in the industry with her acting and movies, as of late uncovered that she never used her actor parents’ name to get a job.
Opening up about nepotism in the film industry, Shruti told Times Digital in a recent interaction, “I have never denied and I don’t think you should when you have a surname. I know it opened a door for me. But I also know, with my hand on my heart and God as my witness, that I have never used my parents’ name or connections to get a job through, get something done or even pay my bills after I started working.”
She also added, “I have worked through this business like any other person and I am proud of that but I never take away from the fact that my surname opened doors.”
Citing examples of expensive bags, the actress shared, “I have always said that It is like a really nice handbag from Fendi, or Gucci or Louis Vuitton which is really expensive, but you can’t put it down anywhere and you have to fill it up with your own stuff. That is really just my approach.”
“When I came there was a buzz around the surname, but the truth of the matter is staying was really hard and challenging for me. I was pretty much written off after my first film. But to come back and keep staying because I love doing what I do, was a wonderful learning experience for me on a human level. We all last only as long as the opportunities we have,” she concluded.
On the work front, she will next be seen in ‘Salaar’ co-featuring Prabhas in the lead role.