I’VE NOT BEEN ONLY A SIDE AC­TOR: SWARA

The ac­tor feels that her Bol­ly­wood ca­reer sig­ni­fies a fair bal­ance be­tween lead and sup­port­ing roles

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Ac­tor Swara Bhaskar (left) might not have played the quin­tes­sen­tial Bol­ly­wood hero­ine roles, but she is happy and con­tent with the way her ca­reer in the in­dus­try has panned out. The ac­tor, who has mostly por­trayed the role of a fe­male lead’s friend in films such as Tanu Weds Manu Part 1 and 2, Raan­jhanaa, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, has no qualms about the choices she made. Also, with films such as Nil Bat­tey San­nata and Anaarkali of Aarah in her kitty, Swara feels that her ca­reer has been a fair bal­ance be­tween the lead and non-lead work. “I know that the out-and­out com­mer­cial films I did were mainly in sup­port­ing roles. But I did a film called Lis­ten… Amaya (2013) where I played the lead and another good film, Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai, which didn’t do well at the box of­fice. So, I never saw my­self as some­one who has only been a side ac­tor,” says Swara. The ac­tor feels that while most ac­tors would crave to play the lead, she will not re­ject a good role be­cause it’s not the lead. “It’s the ba­sic ten­dency of an artist to expect to play the role of Romeo or Juliet. And they feel, if they don’t do that, they aren’t ac­tors. But, I believe in ‘never say never’ be­cause a few of my favourite parts that I played in films have been sup­port­ing roles. They were non-lead parts but I loved them,” says Swara, re­fer­ring to her role as Bindiya in Raan­jhanaa to be clos­est to her.

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