- Shruti was fat-shamed after she gained weight for her Behen Hogi Teri
- Shruti: What people write about me on social media does not bother me
- Shruti: To maintain an 'acceptable' figure for an actress is impossible
"Given the family and background that my character Binny Arora comes from, it was essential that she look fuller. Thankfully, gaining weight paid off, given the amazing response our trailer received," Shruti Haasan told mid-day.
Shruti also addressed the unforgiving standards of beauty that actresses are held to, from which is no deviation is countenanced. "Looking good is part of our job, but the unnecessary chatter about weight must be filtered. To maintain an 'acceptable' figure for an actress is impossible. We are human. We gain and lose weight for roles, and sometimes naturally too," she told mid-day.
For her pains with Behen Hogi Teri, Shruti Haasan was welcomed to the 'fat club' on Twitter.
Why on Earth did Shruti Hassan get a lip job done. She was the prettiest young thing to come on screen and now. What la.— richa singh (@richa_singh) June 7, 2017
Shruti Hassan has done a lip job as well. Sab Anushka k peeche kyo pare ho bekar me??— Sumedha (@DesiQuinzel) December 16, 2016
Behen Hogi Teri also stars Rajkummar Rao and has been directed by Ajay K Pannalal. The film is scheduled to release in theatres on June 9.
After Behen Hogi Teri, Shruti Haasan will be seen Sabaash Naidu, which has been directed by her father Kamal Haasan. "I am doing Saabash Naidu with dad in Telugu and Tamil. There is some shooting left but our fans will soon be able to see us together in the same film. We are trying to finish that really fast," Shruti told NDTV.
Saabash Naidu is scheduled for release in November.