Swara Bhaskar or Swara Bhaskar Chitrapu was born into a Hindu family in Delhi. She even completed her college education from the Delhi University and the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. And in true ‘dilliwala’ spirit, the actress believes in speaking her mind.
Unfortunately for her, she belongs to an industry that mostly shies away from telling the truth. Naturally, Swara‘s straight-forward nature has landed her in trouble many times.
The ‘Veere Di Wedding’ star was the butt of many jokes and was also mercilessly trolled numerous times. But the actress is not one to let such things dampen her spirit and alter her voice.
A few days ago, Indian Express invited the actress for its Adda event held on May 28, 2018. And the actress did not disappoint when it came to speaking her mind on topics like casting couch and feminism.
Just a few months ago the hashtag ‘#MeToo’ shook the whole world with the controversial reveal of sexual harassment against actresses and celebs in Hollywood. People from all walks of life, related to the hashtag and opened about their personal experiences on Twitter. However, most of the Bollywood celebs remained tight-lipped.
But during the talk, Swara Bhaskar spoke about the time a man claiming to be the manager of a big producer pursued her. A meeting with this guy took a strange turn and while she was trying to get out of there he did something weird. This is what Swara reportedly told Indian Express:
“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?”
Swara Bhaskar also talked about what feminism meant to her, during the Adda talk. Here is what she said:
“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?”
You can also have a look at the video from the talk here:
Well, we appreciate a celeb who can speak her mind, without being too worried about the consequences. Don’t you?