While talking to the leading daily DNA, actress Swara Bhaskar opened about some bitter experiences that she’s had to face for being a woman. She shared how she was groped while travelling for the promotions of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
The biggest challenge for a woman in a society where you have to be ashamed for what has happened to you, is to fight your impulse. I have done that, I have fought my impulses to make myself react. I have been groped during Prem Ratan Dhan Payo when we landed at Rajkot. I was travelling with Salman Sir and nobody realised, but there were around 2,000 people at the airport to see him. Despite the fact there was security, people got in and it was Anupam Kher who made sure I got into the car. It was crazy. As a female artiste, you know the feeling of being vulnerable in front of a crowd, which is why I connected with my character Anaarkali. You know that when we were shooting the Holi scene in Ranjhanaa, the production has put five boys from the AD team around us in that get-up, to protect us from the rest of the crowd.
She also spoke about slapping a guy and hitting another with an umbrella after they misbehaved with her. She said, “I have hit people in Delhi, Chennai and sometimes, I have chased people.” More power to you, Swara!