Swara Bhaskar Quotes

  • I feel that where I came from made me the actor that I am, and I wouldn't want to trade that with anything else.
  • You have to look beyond your known limited experience. Politics should be based on compassion.
  • I was an avid reader as a child. I am losing that habit now, as my brain congeals into cabbage from wearing too many heels and too much foundation.
  • In India, thousands of people want to be in the movies because Bollywood plays such a huge role in our lives.
  • Bollywood, as an industry, is based on relationships. It has always been star-driven, and it has an element of feudalism.
  • Frankly, Indian women inherit this collective cultural unconscious - this sense of guilt, shame, and dishonour. I think Indian girls need to become shameless and a little selfish, too.
  • I feel glamour has a legit place on the ramp and in the fashion world. In films, glamour has to service the story.
  • I'm a typical Delhi girl. Professional parents, nuclear family. My father was in the navy. I've spent my whole life in government accommodation, and it's been lovely.
  • My parents are very democratic and liberal people who made the mistake of being democratic and liberal in the upbringing of their children! And in my case, they are still paying for it! Paying in the literal sense as well.
  • I am a self-destructive idiot.
  • Mumbai is a spider web. You do a film and make 10 connections and do something else and make 10 more connections. You keep moving like that.
  • I was an avid 'Chitrahaar' and 'Superhit Muqqabala' watcher. We did not have cable TV for a long time, so that was my only source of entertainment growing up. My great fantasy was to be in 'Chitrahaar!'
  • Politics should come from human stories.
  • Somewhere, the audience relates to my characters and their vulnerability. I believe they see themselves in me.
  • Once, I had a huge fight on a film set with an actor who threw tea on a spot boy's face. I refused to shoot until he apologised.
  • I've been propositioned by men who were in a position to cast me. I lost a few roles because I didn't give in.
  • I have had to answer questions like, 'But you don't look like lead material.' Now, I still don't know what 'lead material' looks like because everyone has eyes, a nose, and a face.
  • In the industry, I am judged by what I wear. If I want to be taken seriously, I have to hire a team of stylists. It's an occupational hazard. But it's not as though I am any less of a feminist.
  • I never saw myself as a character actor or a lead actor; I've only seen myself as just an actor.
  • Remember that you have to be happy to make other people happy. Don't get weighed down by duty, guilt, and responsibility all the time.
  • Let me be honest - I might do a franchise film like 'Golmaal' if it comes my way. Eventually, we are all in Mumbai to become bigger stars, not better actors.
  • I'm an actor, and I don't judge my parts.
  • In India, we are parented in a way that we get very good values. But the whole culture forgets to tell us to also value ourselves. It's really OK sometimes to take into consideration your own happiness.