Swara Bhaskar to the res­cue

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Ac­tor Swara Bhaskar (be­low) re­cently stood up for a street food ven­dor, who was be­ing ha­rassed by some­one near her house in Mum­bai.

The 27-year-old was get­ting some­thing packed from the ven­dor when a big car pulled up next to his cart and a man started yelling at him. When she felt that the in­ci­dent was go­ing too far, Swara de­cided to in­ter­vene. “The ven­dor moved his lit­tle set up back, but this man in the car kept inch­ing for­ward, threat­en­ing to run down the cart be­cause he wanted to park there. The mo­ment the tyre touched the ven­dor’s trash bas­ket, Swara jumped in and con­fronted the driver. The man tried to tell her to mind her own busi­ness, but she pointed out that the road was no place to park, and that he was threat­en­ing the phys­i­cal safety of the ven­dor and caus­ing dam­age to his cart,” one of Swara’s friends tells us.

Con­firm­ing the news, the ac­tor says, “I find this ar­ro­gance of money shock­ing and these in­tim­i­da­tion tac­tics re­ally dis­gust­ing. It an anti-poor at­ti­tude that shows peo­ple can­not re­spect the labour and liveli­hood of peo­ple lesser than them­selves. This kind of men­tal­ity must be chal­lenged.”

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