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I want to break into the commercial space: Sawara Bhaskar

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Indian Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar showcases a creation by designer Whimsical during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 in Mumbai on August 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Sujit JAISWAL

Mumbai: Actress Swara Bhaskar feels looking a certain way is important to make a name in commercial cinema and she wants to break into that space.

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The 28-year-old actress, who did not shy away from playing a mother to a teenage daughter in “Nil Battey Sannata,” said she has understood the importance of looking attractive and doesn’t have any issues if it helps in securing her place in the film industry.


“This is a glamour industry… I have learned not to crib about it. I have learned the game. There are two things- one to keep complaining, which changes nothing and the other is to make space as an actor and break into the commercial space

“If the commercial space expects an actor to look in a certain way, I will do that,” Swara told PTI on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2016.

The actress said she may dress up as per the norms, but the idea of beauty in Bollywood does not govern her personal thought process.

“As far as beauty is concerned it is really a personal thing in life. But when we talk about Bollywood, we have to keep in mind that it is part of the glamour industry… I love myself.”

Swara said she is ambitious but does not liek to show it to people.

“I am an extremely ambitious person and if anyone is getting carried away by my chilled out or easy going nature then I think I am doing a good job of hiding it.”

The actress said that good roles are on top of her list before signing a film.

“As actors we can’t control the roles offered to us but we can control the roles we choose. I am very choosy and selective about the kind of roles I do. Every film I do is for a different reason.

“I did ‘Raanjhanaa’ because I loved the character of Bindiya, I did ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ because I wanted to work with Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjataya,” she added.

Swara said every character she plays has a part for her, which it more relatable.

“I am a lot like characters from my films. I have the soul of Bindiya, temper of Payal. I look for a trait in a character which I can relate to.”