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The delightful Indian movie star Shruti Haasan, who has been open about undergoing plastic surgery, has spoken up about the beauty standards of the film industry in a recent interview with the Hindustan Times.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, when asked if there was a pressure to look a certain way, Shruti said, “I think there is and there isn’t. There was a time I listened to the pressure. As far as my nose surgery goes, it’s a choice I made, even after my first film was done because my nose was broken. I didn’t like the way it felt. I didn’t like the way it looked. It was a personal choice. Nobody asked me to fix it. ”

Shruti said that she “doesn't promote plastic surgery” and that it was an individual choice. She told Hindustan Times, “If there are any actresses telling you they haven't done it, they are blatantly lying because people's faces don't change that much. But it's just something that I wanted to talk about. I don't propagate it. What I'm trying to say is… It could be something from colouring your hair, like women who are Indian who feel they need to bleach their skin or dye their hair blonde or wear blue contact lenses…It's the same thing, right?” Shruti added, “You don't need to fit into anything, you do what you have to do. If a woman in her 40s feels she wants Botox because it makes her feel better, that's her choice and if she feels that this is not what she wants, that is her choice too. I felt I should be honest about my journey.” This is a very good point about Shruti Haasan and Cosmetic Surgery .

There is something reassuring that Shruti is so honest and open about her Cosmetic surgery journey, many actresses are silent on the subject.  Especially since was ‘trolled' recently for her lip surgery and her nose job.  Certainly in her recent interviews she has calmly risen above all that.  In a social media post she set out her views very clearly: “I'm happy to say this is my life, my face and yes, I've had plastic surgery which I'm not ashamed to admit. Do I promote it? No. Am I against it? No. It's just how I choose to live. The biggest favour we can do for ourselves and others is just be and learn to accept the changes and the movement of our bodies and minds,”  Certainly ‘Shruti Haasan and Cosmetic Surgery ‘ has been a recurring phrase.

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When asked recently about her early success in cinema she admitted that her family name had a lot to do with it because of her famous father her father, Shruti Haasan Kamal Haasan.  She said that ‘ “The doors of the film industry opened for me simply because of my surname. It would be criminal to deny that. But over the years, I learned that things are different in Tamil and Telugu cinema when compared to Bollywood.”

 

 

 

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