Swara Bhasker is a popular Indian actress who works primarily in Bollywood films. She is best known for her supporting work in mainstream productions and featuring roles in independent films, she has won 2 Screen Awards and has been nominated for a Filmfare Award on three occasions.
An alumnus of JNU, Swara has come a long way from being a journalist to an actor. Although she hasn’t received any major role, her acting in supporting roles has fetched her recognition in Bollywood.
She is the daughter of naval officer Chitrapu Uday Bhaskar and was born and raised in the national capital. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Delhi, she then enrolled herself at the Jawaharlal Nehru University to do her master’s in Sociology.
She ensured to live up to her reputation of doing well in supporting roles. She garnered a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for her best performance in Tanu Weds Manu (2011). She didn’t stop just there as she got praise for her performance in the Raanjhanaa movie (2013), the role helped her get the second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Swara Bhaskar gives a controversial opinion on Justice for SSR campaign
Meanwhile, ‘Justice for SSR’ campaign started after the unexpected demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. When he passed away in June 2020, the whole nation was in utter shock.
“It’s a very well-thought-out, organized campaign. It is purely agenda-driven and once you understand what that agenda is and who is funding it, you get the whole picture. And then it becomes hard to see it as an organic phenomenon ever again. I still don’t fully understand the “Justice for SSR” thing, to be honest. It became a cult or something very close to it,” Swara Bhaskar wrote.
“This is what happens in the absence of a strong counter-narrative. I told my colleagues in the industry that they were making a big mistake by staying silent. They should have countered the lies being told about them by the SSR handles. Their silence was read as confirmation of these wild allegations,” she further added.