Swara Bhaskar to the rescue
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.”