It's Sad To See The Film Industry Being Portrayed As A Villainous Place - Swara Bhasker

Pallavi Manoj , 30 Jul 2020
Swara Bhasker (Source: Instagram | @reallyswara)
Swara Bhasker (Source: Instagram | @reallyswara)

Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death and the speculations and investigation surrounding it have essentially left the film industry divided. While many claim that there’s more to Sushant’s death that what meets the eye, others claim it might have been his mental state that caused him to take such a drastic step.

Recently in an interview with Arnab Goswami, Kangana Ranaut called out a lot of Bollywood biggies and also commented on a few others who refused to talk about Sushant. She specifically named Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker and said that they are supporting what she called the Bollywood mafia.

In an interview with CNN-News18she feels bad that the industry is made out to be a place with cold, heartless people.

Elaborating on the same, she said:

I just feel it’s very sad that industry is being made out as this villainous, awful place with cold, heartless people. I mean it’s not entirely true. It’s competitive and probably very cruel in its power display. But so is life and so is our society. The industry is like a free market. It is a private enterprise and most of us are contract laborers. So, all of the negatives of that kind of a structure comes here too. It’s just because of the showbiz and glamour aspect we’re under a lot more scrutiny. That is not to say that there aren’t success stories.

Sushant’s demise has also thrown light on the unfair treatment that many outsiders have had to face in the industry and most importantly given birth to the insider Vs outsider debate.

Here’s what Swara had to say about that:

This is not a debate where two sides are really presenting their views quite equally. Me, Taapsee (Pannu), Richa (Chadha) and Anurag (Kashyap) have now spoken but this is just because our names were dragged into this whole issue. I didn’t choose to begin this whole conversation, I got dragged into it. It seems that the whole framework of this conversation has been set by this completely hysterical mob that is just looking to vilify people without facts or logic. It just looks like that there is this bloodthirsty need to find villains. Sadly, the reality might not be that. It doesn’t feel right to turn the personal tragedy of the suicide of such a bright, talented, and successful star… I feel everyone needs to just take a step back and ask ourselves, ‘What are we doing?’ Police are doing their job and I’m sure they’ll do it in a fair manner.

When asked about what she thought of Kangana calling her B-grade actress she said she wasn’t surprised and that Kangana had opted for a particular tone for those people who didn’t agree with her. Although she revealed that she was taken aback that Kangana would drag her into a needless conversation but will still protect her right to freedom of speech.

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