Swara: Wedded to the art of acting


by ASJAD NAZIR ACCLAIMED actress Swara Bhasker is regularly called upon to take up challenging characters and deliver power-filled performances that add weight to a movie. In this week’s big Bollywood release Veere Di Wedding, Swara has gone out of her comfort zone once again to portray one of four best friends negotiating the world of love and marriage. She stars along­side Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shikha Talsania in what looks like being a potentially game-changing film, with girl power and plenty of colourful language. The eye-catching come­dy will add to the memorable roles she has already played. Eastern Eye caught up with Swara to talk about the film, her biggest challenge doing it, swearing, friendship, her unique un­fulfilled acting ambition and more. You have done quite a few memorable roles, but which has been closest to your heart? I think Nil Battey Sannata and Anaarkali of Aarah have been my most favourite memories of doing character work, acting and shooting. I also really liked Raanjhanaa – Bindiya is one of my favourite characters because in the very purest sense, I was able to connect with her. Nil Battey Sannata is one of my all-time favourite In­dian movies and I think everyone should watch it, in­cluding those reading this. (Smiles) Thanks so much, Asjad. How do you select the characters you play because they are very diverse? I always say that actors can only choose from what is of­fered to them. When I make choices, I always try to pick roles that give me the most chance to perform and will sort of chal­lenge me in some way. If I am very lucky, I will get something like Nil Battey Sannata and Anaarkali of Aarah that would completely tire me out in terms of playing that character, building…

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