In an interview with Pinkvilla, actress Shruti Haasan responded to the wave of criticism she received for wearing black lipstick in pictures posted on her social media. Shruti said that while she was called a “chudail (witch)” for her look, she considers it the “greatest compliment”.
In the interview, Shruti said, “I didn't wear that black lipstick so that you can put that gold star on your report card of me. I did it because I wanted to do it.” She added that while she does not ‘randomly’ put on black lipstick, she does not hesitate ‘if the mood calls for it’. The actress added she loves the “goth subculture” and does not look at being called a witch in a negative way. “I grew up by idolising and I love the whole metal scene. I love the goth subculture. I love that whole aesthetic. I get comments like what happened to you, you look like 'chudail' and I say ok, yeah it's fine... that's cool because witches are bad so I love that.”
On the work front, Shruti's most recent release was the Telugu courtroom drama 'Vakeel Saab'. She was filming Prabhas-starrer 'Salaar' and a web series before the Covid-19 restrictions pushed to pause filming.