Shruti Haasan on celebs having beachy holidays amidst the pandemic: Don’t throw your privilege in people’s faces

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Many Indian celebrities have been receiving a lot of backlash on social media after they jetted off for beachy vacations outside the state since the new Covid-19 restrictions had been announced. They have been spending time in Goa or the Maldives when the country is reeling through the second wave of Covid-19. Pictures of celebs having fun with their friends on the beaches are making the rounds of the internet and some found it insensitive and irresponsible. Well, one of them is Shruti Haasan.

In a recent interview with The Quint, Shruti said, “Glad they had a great Holiday, they deserved it. I did not personally feel it was a time to go maskless in a pool. It has been a tough time for everyone and for some people much more. I think gratitude and being thankful for privileges is what is most important to know versus throwing your privileges in people’s faces.”


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Shruti further added that even after the first wave of Covid-19 subsided she still didn’t let her guard down. “I was really thankful to go back to work. There were some teams that were extremely responsible and careful. And then there was “one” basically that wasn’t. And I never forgot that we are still in a pandemic. Now it is easy to say ‘oh we’re still in a pandemic’. But, I knew this three months ago. People thought that I was crazy, a psycho aunty yelling all the time. I was always on the edge about it and I don’t think many people appreciated it,” she said.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Shruti was last seen in Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab. She will be seen next in Laabam as well as the Prabhas starrer Salaar.

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