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Bollywood can’t fix India: Swara Bhasker

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : May 26, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated : May 26, 2018, 12:18 am IST

Veere Di Wedding will see Swara in an all-glam role. Yes, bring on the sartorial labels here!

Swara Bhasker
 Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker, the outspoken actress, who took on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘thoughtlessly glorifying’ jauhar in Padmaavat, has never shied away from calling a spade a spade. And this time, on the eve of the imminent release of her next film Veere Di Wedding, she has a bone to pick with anyone who labels the movie ‘women-centric’.

“I have a problem with that phrase. For a hundred years, we did not call a movie man-centric. Why are labels being put on girls?” asked the actress.

Swara’s outfit at the music launch of Veere... was compared to the Nirma girl, the popular icon of a washing powder brand. No sooner a meme surfaced online and spread like wildfire.

“When there is so much trolling happening, you learn to dodge. When you have a meme that means you have arrived. These things don’t bother me,” said Swara.

Swara believes  not every film with women need to have a social message.  “It is a false expectation to even think that Bollywood can solve the problems of India!” the actress said.

Veere Di Wedding will see Swara in an all-glam role. Yes, bring on the sartorial labels here!

She said: “I have never played a rich woman before. I have never done anything that is so obviously glamorous. It is a big film for me. In the commercial space, I have only done supporting roles. Here, I share equal space with Kareena and Sonam.”
                             

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