Swara Bhaskar is not gonna mince her words. You ask her opinion on anything and she isn’t afraid to call spade a spade. Recently, when she was asked about casting couch and harassment in Bollywood, Swara was her usual self, daring to speak the truth.
She shared an experience where a man, who introduced himself as the manager of a big producer kept asking about the actress’ residential details. When she was about to leave, the guy tried to kiss her ear and said I love you, baby.
“When I got out this guy actually tried to kiss my ear and said ‘I love you baby’ and I kind of did that (gestures shirking away) so he got a mouthful of my hair so I was just like… so that kind of stuff happens. It’s all a part of the casting couch, right?” said Swara.
She also shared her viewpoints about feminism. “Feminism is about a thought that there should be equality amongst the genders. And equality not just of representation but equality of opportunity and equality of accountability, which is something that not just women but a lot of communities in India have not had, whether it is caste, whether it is women. And for me, feminism is about giving women choice. So if some women choose to be conservative or choose to deny themselves their own rights, what can I say? I think it is completely legitimate to ask those women that why do they want to tie themselves down?”
Swara’s recent venture, Veere Di Wedding proved to be successful at box office.