Recently, BollywoodLife got a rare golden opportunity to have a tête-à-tête with one of South cinema's most popular and accomplished actresses, Keerthy Suresh, who's been riding a huge wave of success, post her National-Award-winning performance in Mahanati, and a string of commercial hits with films like Rajini Murugan, Remo, Bairavaa, Nenu Local and Sarkar. As she awaits the release of her next, Penguin, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual that's set to release directly on a major OTT platform, our exclusive interview with the actress inevitably veered from discussing her film to Sushant Singh Rajput's crippling loss, as the shock of his suicide has not been felt in Bollywood alone.
Reminiscing her entry in the South film industry from Malayalam to Tamil and Telugu cinema, Keerthy Suresh explained how coming from a film film filmy (producer and director G. Suresh Kumar is her father while Tamil actress Menaka is her mother and elder sister, Revathy Suresh, too is an actress) got her an early and relatively easy road into cinema, but why it can only take you so far, beyond which talent and talent alone matters, regardless the film industry you work in (Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood or Mollywood).
The Mahanati star did open up a lot more about nepotism in both Bollywood and the South film industries, citing some pertinent, articulate points, but given the incensed environment in the country against the word at the moment, she has requested us to refrain from posting her comments, and while we completely agree with what all she to say, we must respect her wishes. On a passing note though, Keerthy did express "sorrow" over Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death, and called it a "sensitive", saying, "It's no doubt very sad what has happened, it's just that this is such a sensitive issue, so I'd like to keep what I said personal between us. I hope you can understand."
Well, we certainly respect your wishes Keerthy, completely understand where you're coming from and fully concur with whatever you shared though we can't share it here.
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