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Cannes Film Festival 2023: International Star Shruti Haasan to Discuss Gender Parity and Change

Bollywood Star Shruti Haasan to Discuss Gender Parity
By: Ekaterina Shevliakova | Bollywood Star Shruti Haasan to Discuss Gender Parity

Shruti Haasan will be the Guest of Honour in a roundtable conference on ‘Activating Change,’ leading industry trailblazers in a discussion on challenges and opportunities facing underrepresented genders in the film industry, taking place at the Campari Lounge on Tuesday, 23rd May 2023 at Cannes Film Festival.

Gender Parity Panel Discussion: Cannes Film Festival 2023

The conference, hosted by feminist film initiative Breaking Through The Lens, will discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in the film industry and explore ways to create a more inclusive environment. Their objective is to provide realistic solutions for female, non-binary and under-served filmmakers with a multicultural, intersectional, and results-driven approach, providing a pathway to production. Their mission is to systemically change the industry’s landscape and improve access for women and non-binary directors. Cannes Film Festival 2023 serves as the ideal platform to bring together leading influencers to effectuate change. Cultured Focus Magazine met up with the international superstar to discuss the importance of gender parity across industries and her upcoming projects.

Interview with Actress Shruti Haasan | Cultured Focus Magazine

Shruti will also be in Cannes to discuss her first international feature, British-Greek co-production, The Eye. Directed by Daphne Schmon with a predominantly female crew, the film is produced by 'green', feminist production company, Fingerprint Content, that advocates sustainable film production and championing female voices.

About Shruti Haasan:

Actress Shruti Haasan
Actress Shruti Haasan | Image: Instagram

- Star of Telugu, Tamil and Bollywood cinema

- WWFIndia Ambassador who works tirelessly to promote awareness about conservation issues. She is also a mental health and AIDS awareness advocate

- Shruti has had a stellar start to the year with two back-to-back Telugu blockbusters, Waltair Veerayya and Veera Simha Reddy

- Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of her much-awaited Indian film, Saalar, where she will be seen opposite Telugu megastar, Prabhas (Baahubali 1 & 2) directed by Prashanth Neel of blockbuster KGF fame/.

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