Shruti Haasan shared that she had not been party to things she was uncomfortable about and had to pay for it. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, she explained how every place has good as well as bad people.
Shruti Haasan recalls what her father, Kamal Haasan said once. “It was really beautiful, and that’s what me and my family feel about this situation. That person asked my father ‘Aren’t you worried to send your daughters to this business?’ Now, there are so many layers to this question, and they are not always positive. My dad replied ‘Your daughter had an arranged marriage, you sent her to a house you didn’t even know! I sent my daughter to a home I grew up in, this is my home. I sent her, knowing I have hopefully taught her the lessons to stay strong and value her journey’,” she says.
Shruti goes on to share that there are good and bad people everywhere, “I am fortunate enough to have a support structure of friends and people around. It is just my job. But this is what you will find in medical, corporate any field, except you aren’t taking an interview there. I promise, if you go and interview a female doctor, or a corporate head, or someone in even your own fraternity, they would have tonnes to say about their industry, which is pleasant and unpleasant. Our role as people is to fight injustice,” she elaborates.
She reveals she hasn’t been party to things which she felt uncomfortable about, and that she has had to pay for it. “I can very proudly say I’m not party to the things I don’t agree with. It doesn’t matter if it’s the biggest director or whoever. I’m not even talking about exploitation, I’m talking about when I don’t like their vibes. I just don’t talk to them, and I have paid heavy prices for this, where I have not got films, they feel I am not interested. That’s okay. That’s a price I chose to pay,” she says.
Adding that people having to suffer because of this would happen in any field, she says, “If you are the girl who doesn’t want to suck up to the boss in your corporate office, you will pay the price of it. Are you okay with it, that’s a different question. I don’t think it’s fair to drag one industry down for whatever. Yes, there is bad stuff, but tell me, where isn’t the bad stuff?”