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NL Interview: Swara Bhasker on nepotism in Bollywood and being an ‘armchair activist’

NL Interview: Swara Bhasker on nepotism in Bollywood and being an ‘armchair activist’

Update: 2020-07-16
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Swara Bhasker is one of India’s most outspoken celebrities, regularly lending her voice to progressive causes and public protests. This has made the actor known for her performances in Tanu Weds Manu, Anaarkali of Aarah, and Rasbhari one of the big bugbears of Hindu nationalist TV news anchors and social media trolls.

Swara speaks with Meghnad S about nepotism in Bollywood, the audience’s role in creating and sustaining the film industry’s star system, and the rise of streaming platforms. She also speaks about her “activism” while describing herself as “an armchair activist”.

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NL Interview: Swara Bhasker on nepotism in Bollywood and being an ‘armchair activist’

NL Interview: Swara Bhasker on nepotism in Bollywood and being an ‘armchair activist’