All my roles had potential to stereotype me, says Swara Bhaskaron August 27, 2016 at 9:39 am
Swara Bhaskar has created a niche for itself, even when playing supporting roles in films like Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanaa and admits that each role she has done so far had the potential to stereotype it. “If you look at my career, all the roles I’ve done has the potential to estereotiparme” he told IANS under the Lakme Fashion Week underway (LFW) Winter / Festive 2016.
“My first movie was not ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ (published in 2011), but it was my first break. I played a friend of the heroine of the film … I also played the sister of Salman Khan (in ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ ) and my last film ( ‘Zero Battey Sannata’), I played a mother of an adult child. “So I think when you keep doing things that have to do then, how can people who stereotype. If he has broken all the rules then how will say ‘You can not do this or that’, “he added.
Swara, however, feels that Bollywood appreciates the talent and if you have to, is a space in the industry. “I’ve been rejected on the radio because of my voice. But I feel nothing is a blessing or a nightmare. The fact is no different than what you deserve fixed rules. Best of Bollywood is talent it is not hidden.
“People like Richa (Chadha), Nawaz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), Irrfan (Khan) and Shah Rukh Khan … everyone has earned a place in the industry,” he told IANS.
The actress is now set to break the convention with his role as a sex worker in “Anarkali Aarawali”, for which he prepared very hard. “It is not the world that I know nothing about. I was not born and raised in a village. I know nothing about these theatrical representations of people and their language, so I actually went there and saw these women dancing these kasbas. I did a lot of preparation for this film, “he said.