Actor Shruti Haasan, who has been open about her mental health issues, opened up about her parents’ reaction to her going to therapy. Speaking in an interview, she said they asked her “what did we do” when she told them. “Of course, all parents take it personally first. My parents are extremely liberal and evolved and they understood, of course, therapy is fabulous. But I need therapy? ‘Why, what did we do?’ You take it personally.”
Shruti said that if someone suggests going to couples therapy to work on the relationship, their partner thinks “what did I mess up?”. “I think that happens even with parents and it’s so much about saying, ‘We all contribute equally to messing up and fixing things’, and it is about saying, ‘I need this’. Even with my parents, I was like, ‘I need this, it’s not about you, I am not asking you to go for therapy, I am going for therapy’,” Shruti said. She added that Kamal and Sarika “were very supportive.”
Shruti’s next release will be ‘Salaar' opposite Prabhas. The film, directed by Prashanth Neel and touted to be an action entertainer, will release on April 14, 2022.