Swara Bhaskar on losing work for being vocal: I am tagged as a controversial actor

The actor was last seen in the female buddy film Jahaan Chaar Yaar in 2022
Swara Bhaskar
Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar opened up recently about losing out on work in the industry due to her political opinions. She said that she was tagged as a ‘controversial actor’ by directors and was not given as much chances. Swara is known for expressing her opinions freely on social media on socio-political issues.

In an interview with Connect Cine, the actor said, “I loved my job and I chose this profession for my love for acting. I wanted to do so many roles and acting assignments. I feel bad I didn’t get as many chances as I wanted. I am tagged as a controversial actor. Directors, producers, and distributors start speaking ill of you. Aapki ek image ban jati hai (An image gets created of you). But the thing that really hurts me is that I didn’t have my fill of the thing I love the most — acting.”

She clarified, however, that she doesn’t want to victimise herself through all of this. She added, “I don't want to act as a victim because I chose this path for myself. I decided that I will be vocal and put forth my opinion on issues. I could’ve chosen to stay silent. If I hadn’t expressed myself, I would have felt suffocated.”

Swara has played pivotal parts in films like Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Nil Battey Sannata (2016), Anarkali of Aarah (2017) and Veere Di Wedding (2018). She was last seen in the female buddy film Jahaan Chaar Yaar in 2022.

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