Shruti Haasan unfazed by criticism

Deccan Chronicle.  | Uma Ramasubramanian

Entertainment, Bollywood

“I have got a lot of criticism and it doesn’t bother me anymore,” adds the 33-year-old actress.

Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan, who kickstarted her career in Bollywood with the film Luck, has been missing from Bollywood for a while. While the star kid is exploring many other aspects of the creative field, she also explains why she is not taking up any Bollywood films.

“The reality is that right now, I have taken a break for a year. Maybe I will slowly tap into Bollywood, because right now I am doing other things. Currently, I am focused on the films that I am doing in Tamil and Telugu, and music. If something interesting comes up in Bollywood, then I will definitely do it,” Shruti reveals.

The Luck actress says that in the meantime, she has been receiving offers for projects for the digital space, but she turned some of them down. “I have to be convinced before I jump into it,” she says, adding, “I think the digital space is transforming; I want to understand the value of that. I see the obsession that people have with different seasons and that’s amazing, and I believe it is worth exploring,” she muses.

Shruti has often been mocked and criticised, but she reveals she has overcome that phase. “Honestly, I have not been mocked down recently, but there are a lot of people who say ‘oh she is getting married’, ‘she has become fat’, all of this. At that point, it really hurts, because I knew I had health issues. I knew that I have never ever taken enough time in 10 years to take care of myself, and every human being deserves that. I needed some love and silence and self-introspection to really be me,” she says.

“I have got a lot of criticism and it doesn’t bother me anymore,” adds the 33-year-old actress.

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