Swara Bhaskar opens up about being harassed by a director!
Fri November 10th, 2017
Actress Swara Bhaskar who is presently shooting with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor for Veere Di Wedding made appalling disclosures in an interview with a tabloid. Swara spoke about how a director harassed her when she was new in Bollywood.
“Of course. 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. It made me vulnerable, nervous. Some people even stopped responding to my messages because they knew I would not give in. Being an articulate, educated girl they sensed that I would not take things lying down," Swara revealed.
"There have been catcalls during shoots and eve-teasing on one of my sets. I’ve been groped by a mob during promotions and during a 56-day outdoor at a remote location, when I was still fairly new, the director harassed me with texts and dinner invites. He stalked me during the day and called me through the night. I was asked to go to his hotel room on the pretext of discussing the scene and would find him drinking. During the first week itself, he started talking about love and sex and one night, arrived in my room, drunk, and asked to be hugged. It was scary!," she further added.
"I was young and alone. I would switch off the lights after pack-up and remove my make up in the dark so he would think I was asleep and stop calling me,” Swara said. She also spoke about that the best way for an actress to deal with such kind of harassment. "Lose the part but don’t get on the couch. It’s not a feminist choice and it’s certainly not a liberating choice. It’s like giving a bribe and that is succumbing to a wrong," Swara revealed.