15 June, 2021

Swara Bhaskar

The Bollywood star and winner of multiple awards for best supporting actress on her first web series, It’s Not That Simple.

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Swara Bhaskar

Often women in relationship tales have not been portra­yed as strong characters. What kind are you in It’s Not That Simple?

Yes, but It’s Not That Simple has an adult, apathetic look at modern-day relationships.

Why a web series?

Web content is the new circus ring. That web has unc­ensored content usually means better content.

Television anytime?

I’ve hosted a series by Shyam Benegal on Rajya Sabha TV, and also host the weekly show Rangoli on Doordarshan. I am not interested in daily soaps.

There has been talk of celebrity endorsements often being misleading.

Celebrities should believe in products they endorse, and do background checks, but you can’t hold them responsible for product mishaps.

Tell us about working with Vivan Bhatena?

It was great. He has both television and film experience.

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