This year, Shruti Haasan unquestionably left her mark on the Telugu cinema business, becoming known as the industry’s “golden girl.” Her outstanding performances with Balakrishna and Chiranjeevi marked the beginning of the year, and her noteworthy appearance in “Salaar” marked its end.
Every film she starred in this year became a blockbuster, marking a triumphant hat-trick in her career and making this her best year yet. Despite assumptions she might take a back seat with newcomers like Sreeleela, Rashmika, Pooja Hegde, and Kriti Shetty, Shruti Haasan proved her staying power with a string of successful releases.
Her roles in films like “Veera Simha Reddy” with Balakrishna, “Waltair Veerayya” with Chiranjeevi, and a guest appearance in “Hi Nanna” contributed to her tremendous success, solidifying her as the leading star heroine in Tollywood. With “Salaar,” her success surged further.
Comparatively, actresses like Rashmika Mandanna and Pooja Hegde, despite notable projects, couldn’t match Shruti’s success in Telugu cinema this year. Her four blockbuster hits in 2023 positioned her as the unrivaled top actress in Tollywood. Her role in “Salaar” earned acclaim, praised by Prabhas’ fans for her remarkable contributions. The road ahead includes “Salaar Part 1” and “Dacoit,” with reports of discussions for a couple of other films.