Swara Bhasker recently spoke in an interview about her feelings on Tanu Weds Manu completing a decade. 10 years, yes, you read that right. It’s definitely got us feeling old enough. Recalling the fond memories, Swara says, “I remember really enjoying my conversations with Maddy sir, being awestruck by Jimmy (Shergill) sir’s swag, and getting pranked all the time by Deepak Dobriyal, Eijaz Khan and the ADs (assistant directors).”
“Aanand sir is one of the most wonderful directors for an actor to work with, because he allows actors to discover nuances in their character. Relationships between characters are his strength and it’s a pleasure to be directed by him. Plus he runs really happy sets with very positive energy, and spoils his actors silly, so it’s a real pleasure to work with him,” Swara told IANS.
On being asked, how she feels about Tanu Weds Manu completing 10 glorious years, and how she looks back on them, Swara says, “Tanu Weds Manu’ became my ‘break’ and it’s a film that will always be special to me. It reminds me of the wonderful and happy time I had while shooting it. It gave me an identity and I will always be grateful to Aanand L Rai for the film.
The next question asked was, “What were some of the reactions you received after the release of the film for your character?”
“Payal was written very well and was a departure from typical ‘heroine-ki-saheli’ (heroine’s friends) roles. She had her own life and a distinct voice in the film. The character was written as a friend who was as real as she could get. There was no mincing of words; she was today’s girl, who knew her best friend better than anyone. The part had some great dialogues and I got to play with an accent and give the character a Purabiya-lehzaa. I got a lot of appreciation for that and it was very gratifying.” Swara recalled.
Speaking of what’s next for Swara, it is ‘Sheer Qorma’. A same-sex-based love story helmed by Faraz Arif Ansari. It also casts Divya Dutta and Shabana Azmi. Her Netflix show Bhaag Beanie Bhaag was also released as of recent.