swara bhasker

Swara Bhasker is one of those actors in Bollywood who are known to speak up their mind and never back down from it. The actress has always spoken openly about controversial issues and then stood by her opinions even when faced with backlash for it. Recently, she also shared her views on the current state of Bollywood and why is it happening.

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While talking to India Today, Swara Bhasker commented on the current phase of Hindi cinema saying, “I don’t know it’s kind of a strange comparison but I am reminded of Rahul Gandhi. Everyone kept calling him pappu, so now everybody believes it. I have met him and he is a perfectly intelligent and articulate man. With Bollywood also, this ‘pappufication’ has happened.”

 

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She also opined on the perception of Hindi films facing stiff competition with the South and failing in front of them. She reasoned it saying, The first reason and this I am quoting Anurag [Kashyap], I heard him say this in an interview and it made perfect sense to me. He said, ‘the country is going through an economic slump’ and film is a leisure activity and no one wants to spend money on leisure when things otherwise are so costly. So, that’s the first thing and nobody’s talking about that. Everyone is blaming Bollywood as if Bollywood is responsible for people not coming to the theater. That’s totally untrue.”

 

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She further added, The third reason is that OTT has come in and really disrupted the watching experience. The fourth reason is after the unfortunate and tragic suicide of Sushant, Bollywood has been painted as a really dark place, that is only about drugs and alcohol and sex. My question is very simple, ‘if everyone is doing just this, then who is making films?’ Unfortunately, Bollywood is being discredited. There are people who just don’t like Bollywood.”

 

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Swara will soon be seen in the buddy comedy Jahaan Chaar Yaar alongside Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra. The film releases theatrically on September 16 and its trailer was recently released.

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