Actress Shruti Haasan. Image Credit: IANS

The conversation on nepotism in Indian cinema continues, and actress Shruti Haasan, oldest daughter of actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika, says while the initial opportunity to enter the film industry was comparatively easier for her, it has been tougher to survive in the business of cinema.

“I have to admit that the doors opened for me because of the kind of people I have grown up with, because of my parents. I got that because of my surname, I cannot deny that,” she said. “But I am a slow learner, in general, in life. I did not know the right way of communication, and how to hustle to reach out to the right people.”

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The actress says she still hasn’t figured it all out.

“In fact, I still am socially awkward. So, it was not been easy for me to navigate. I do not take away the fact that I am privileged, though overall I have a hard journey. I would say, it was easy to get in but hard to stay in,” Haasan added.

Right now, she is gearing up for her upcoming web release, ‘Yaara’, a directorial venture of her “favourite”, the Indian National award-winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia. The film also features Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Vidyut Jammwal in pivotal roles.

‘Yaara’ releases on Zee5 on July 30.