Shruti Haasan is at Cannes 2023 to promote her first full-length English film 'The Eye' and also be part of the Breaking Through the Lens initiative
Last Updated: 10.09 AM, May 24, 2023
Actor Shruti Haasan's second grand visit to the Cannes Film Festival has been generating a lot of buzz on the internet. While Shruti's beguiling all-black outfits have attracted their share of praise and attention, her presence in the esteemed film festival to promote her first full-length English film The Eye, too, has been in the news. Blending style and sensibility in her trademark manner, Shruti has managed to cast focus on important topics such as gender parity and other issues faced by artists/filmmakers of marginalized gender.
On May 22, Shruti Haasan turned up in a mesmeric black latex dress to be a prominent part of the Breaking Through the Lens initiative, a roundtable event that advocates for a more equitable industry by supporting directors of marginalized gender. The initiative, supported by the renowned jewellery brand Chopard, announced an action grant that will help filmmakers of the underrepresented gender to take their projects in development into production.
In the same vein, the Salaar actress also spoke to the media at Cannes 2023 about the representation that Indian cinema has boasted at Cannes over the years and the need for a better and more comprehensive understanding of its ethos. "I feel India is represented at Cannes a lot [but] I don't think all the kinds of stories we have from India are represented. And I think a lot of the concept of what Indian cinema is misunderstood. So, a lot of people just call it Bollywood and that isn't true. That's just one language. There are so many stories and so many kinds of movies and it's not just singing and dancing in color. It's also that but there's a lot more and I hope to see in the future that we can represent ourselves in a more unique way and that we are understood as well in that same way, for our diversity.
As far as Shruti's British-Greek production 'The Eye' is concerned, the actor plays the female lead in Daphne Schmon's psychological thriller which also stars Mark Rowley. The film has been synopsised as the story of a young widow who travels back to the island where her husband died, to spread his ashes. But upon learning the true nature of what may have claimed his life, she is tempted by a dark choice that could bring him back.