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‘Bollywood judges you on your looks’

‘Bollywood judges you on your looks’
Actor Swara Bhaskar, who was last seen on-screen in the film Nil Battey Sannata, says that actors are judged on the basis of their looks in Bollywood.

Swara on Sunday evening treated her fans and followers to a question and answer session on Twitter, where a fan asked her one lesson that the Hindi film industry has taught her. 

And she answered: “That you are judged on your looks. 

“There’s no avoiding it...Taught me the meaning of and how to follow the adage ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do”.

Another user asked the Tanu Weds Manu star if Bollywood’s glamour has over powered the elements of different theatre forms?

Swara shared that the two mediums should be viewed in competition. 

“But the fact is theatre is really the actor’s medium. And will always remain. Cinema is director’s medium,” she added. 

Talking about social media trolls, the 28-year-old actor said: “I don’t know any celebs who troll themselves. Trolling is a pathetic and cowardly act. Trolls are faceless bullies.”

The actor who has come out in the support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, says Article 377 of the Constitution is “regressive and shameful”.

Swara during the Q and A session on Twitter, was asked by one of her fans if she would like to portray a homosexual onscreen in a country where they are still fighting for their identity.

The 28-year-old actor, who holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, shared: “Yes, why not? I would take up any role as long as script offers potential to perform on gay rights I think in India...I think Article 377 is regressive, shameful and pre-modern! should go!” 


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