Playing Amaya

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CHAT 2013 might just be the breakthrough year for promising actor Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar is not your regular Bollywood heroine. No airs, no trace of arrogance, she has no fake accent either, though she has been around for a couple of years now, with a film like Tanu Weds Manu under her belt. She is now waiting to see the response of cinegoers to the title role in Listen Amaya , the film that brings back the popular romantic pair of Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval after 28 years. Swara also has a Yash Raj film in her kitty.

At her residence in New Delhi, Swara admits that her way of working in Bollywood might have caused a slight delay in shaping up her career.

“I was too innocent to deal with the ways things should be dealt with in Bollywood, did not know the tricks. My friends told me that I was unable to cash in on the success of Tanu Weds Manu but now I am picking up, slowly but with fruitful results. I have five releases for 2013 lined up one after the other.”

About Listen Amaya , she states, “It is a mother and daughter story. Amaya is very close to her mother. A certain type of conflict enters her life where she has to see her mother as not just her mother but also as a woman, as an individual with her own life and how this character reacts to that. It is a very real film, very sensitively made honest film and at the same time it is also a fun film.” The movie has four beautiful songs.“Above all, it is a comeback film for Farooque sir and Deepti ma’am after a gap of nearly three decades, there is a lot of buzz about that.”

She also admits it was like entering a classroom to work with people like Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval. “ They made me feel very comfortable and that too in a very nice way and as a result we improvised the scenes a lot. Watching them was a big lesson for me.”

Swara is also excited about her role in the film. She says she initially questioned the characterisation of Amaya to the director Avinash Singh. “I told him this girl is a brat, people are not going to accept her. Is she the villain of the film, I think people are going to hurl shoes at her but in the end things have shaped up beautifully.”

She is also looking forward to her next film Aurangzeb , a Yah Raj film, an action-packed drama. She is also trying her hand at horror with a film called Machli Jal Ki Raani.

Another of Swara’s film Raanjhanaa, directed by Ananad Rai starring Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol and Dhanush, is slated release on June 28. Following these films will be a relationship comedy, Sabki Bajegi Band .





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