The teaser My Name is Shruthi, an upcoming Telugu film, starring actor Hansika Motwani in the titular role, was released on social media, on Wednesday. The film is revealed to be a suspense thriller, depicting the skin trade in India.
The film is produced by Burugu Ramya Prabhakar, under the banner Vaishnavi Arts and directed by filmmaker Srinivas Omkar. The technical crew consists of Mark Robin, who has composed three songs, and Chotai K Prasad, as the editor.
Speaking to Silverscreen India about the film, Srinivas said, “There are about 4-5 lakhs of women who go missing in India, and there are several reasons for it. While a few include, sex trafficking and organ mafia, one of them also includes the skin mafia. About 10-15 percent of women are trapped for the skin trade. In this film, Hansika plays a working woman who is also trapped in this problem. How she comes out of this problem, while saving other women along with her, forms the main crux of the film.”
Srinivas, who has also written the suspense thriller, said that he has followed a non-linear screenplay for the film. “I had started to write this script, back in 2014. Most of the background research was done by speaking to doctors and scavenging through newspaper articles about the skin trade,” he added.
The film went on floors in July 2021 and was shot in Vizag, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, by cinematographer Kishore Boyidapu. It was wrapped up in December that year. Apart from Motwani, other cast members include Prema, Murali Sharma, Pooja Ramachandran, Raja Ravindra, Praveen, Adukulam Naren. While Naren plays an antagonistic character of an MLA, Murali Sharma essays the role of a cop, and Prema taking on the character of a doctor.
My Name is Shruthi is in its final stages of post-production, with a final round of editing, ongoing. The makers are planning for a theatrical release of the film in Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil, apart from Telugu, in February.