Actress Shruti Haasan issued a clarification on her Twitter page in regard to the statements she recently made about being a part of commercial films in the south. She stated that her comments have been misinterpreted and added that South Indian cinema is a part of her heart. Shruti Haasan's clarification comes after a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror in which she talked about her roles in Bollywood, her decision-making in choosing films over the years and her quarantine life. 

Speaking about commercial films in the south, Shruti Haasan had stated, "I no longer listen to people who say we need to do only commercial films. I’ve been a part of some blockbusters, but didn’t have a great time doing them. I am making more honest choices now." Her statement on commercial films went on to be misinterpreted as several media outlets conveyed it stating that she had not enjoyed being a part of ventures such as Pawan Kalyan's Gabbar Singh and Allu Arjun's Race Gurram, which incidentally were massive box office successes. 

Clarifying her statement on South Indian films, Shruti Haasan tweeted, "Certain Telugu publications have misinterpreted a quote from a national interview I gave and are writing articles that are untrue. Just to clarify I am extremely proud of having been a part of films like Race Gurram and Gabbar Singh- GS with Pawan Kalyan Garu was life changing." She further added, "Being a part of the Telugu and South Indian film industry is a part of my heart, truly. That interview was given in context to the Hindi films I did and perception of north VS south in Indian films which in itself I’ve never liked - hope that clears things up for everyone."

Shruti Haasan was seen recently in the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed film Yaara, opposite Vidyut Jammwal, which was released on Zee5. In Tamil, she is currently attached to Vijay Sethupathi's Laabam being directed by S. P. Jananathan, while also being a part of the anthology film, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, in the Coffee, Anyone? short, which has been directed by Suhasini Maniratnam. She will also be sharing screen space in the highly-anticipated Ravi Teja-starrer, Krack, in Telugu, which incidentally will mark her reunion with the star after their Balupu in 2013. Shruti Haasan is also concentrating on her independent music career and took a break from films not long back to focus more on singing.