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Swara Bhasker on speaking foul language


Swara Bhasker is a lady of stance. The actress speaks her mind and often is criticised for her outspoken ways. The actor who has been part of critically acclaimed projects like Nil Battey Sannata and Anarkali of Aarah will be next seen playing an ultra glamorous role in her upcoming film, Veere Di Wedding. The actress says she will not compromise on the content of the film she is choosing, even if it is a commercial project. She says her past projects have made her aware of the fact that she needs to pick performance-oriented characters.

“There are people who have offered me films that were so-called glamorous but there was nothing much for me to do in them. So I didn’t do that. I have a body of work that justifies that I should have something fairly substantial to do. I can’t do something random just to be seen in a certain clothing… I will not be able to do that,” Swara told PTI.

The actress talked about how filmmakers used to stereotype her because of her past roles, but producer Rhea Kapoor had a believe in her and offered her the role of Sakshi. She said; “I have done more desi characters and so people assume ‘she can do only this’. Kudos to Rhea’s vision. It shows she has an imagination. Also, the fact that Rhea’s sister Sonam knows me, helped because she knows the person I am.”

The trailer of Veere Di Wedding got the mixed response as some of the audience was not cool with the foul language used in the film. Swara also talked about this and said that the makers have tried to keep things in as real manner as possible.

“I think the criticism is misplaced because this film is about four young urban women, their friendship and their choices. The fact is that young urban women in India, who belong to a certain class or cultural background or lifestyle, they drink, some of them smoke, some use cuss words with friends. We are simply depicting that. It is not that it is the only thing we are showing. It is not a story about four women drinking or using cuss words, it is about friendship,” she said.

She also talked about why Anurag Kashyap is not questioned when his films show man using foul language. The actress said; “You will never ask Anurag Kashyap why his films show men mouthing so many abuses. But when heroines like Kareena and Sonam are suddenly seen cussing, smoking and drinking, everyone’s morality is threatened. It is a really a case of misplaced morality.”

Veere Di Wedding starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania is slated to release on 1 June.

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