Whats wrong in sitting cross-legged, asks Shriya Saran

Actress Shriya Saran has been in and out of many controversies in the past and continues to do so. Her costumes and the sitting posture at many events have raised quite a few eyebrows in the past, the notable among them being her sitting cross-legged and in a revealing attire during the audio-launch of superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Sivaji: The Boss’ a few years back.

Shriya, born and brought up in North India, defends her act by saying that she has got used to be sitting in such posture for long hours. “I was brought up in typical North Indian culture and I kind of got used to it. “I have been very nice to my co-stars, technicians and the spot-boys during the shooting and mingle with all of them. Still, efforts are on to portray me as a ‘cultureless’ girl.

“Sitting cross-legged at filmy functions, that too in decent costumes, is being blown out of proportions apparently by some vested interests. Some say that I laked the manners and ‘insulted’ someone. In North India, sitting in such a posture is quite a common thing and it was only natural that I got used to it. When a man can sit cross-legged, why shouldn’t a woman do so?

“I come from a family of highly educated persons and my parents have always taught me all the good values. Coming to my career, I’m quite happy that my latest Tamil film ‘Rowthiram’ opposite Jiiva has been doing fine. I hope to continue the momentum and bag films which offer me good roles to enable me to experiment,” concludes Shriya.

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