Mumbai: Actress Swara Bhaskar, who played the spirited Bindiya, in love with Dhanush’s character in the film Ranjhanaa (Ambikapthy), celebrated a split birthday recently. Ask her why and she says, “I had a split birthday this year — split between Delhi and Mumbai. I brought in my birthday with friends at Mumbai on the eve of my birthday and then took off to Delhi to have a birthday dinner with my family,” she quips.
On the work front, Swara has been keeping busy. She recently won two awards and a host of nominations for her portrayal of feisty Bindiya in the popular film Raanjhanaa. Her breakthrough performance won her a lot of awards and critical acclaim. She was also nominated for the Filmfare Awards, the Star Guild Awards, and for the forthcoming Stardust Awards and IIFA awards which are yet to be announced.
She is also a part of Abbas Tyrewala’s Mango, a confusion caper full of romance and zest. Swara essays the role of a cute traffic cop who is scared of guns! Quiz her about this and she says, “Tarini is a cop by occupation but by personality she is this lost confused soul who is also a bit of a loser. A good-hearted loser with a sense of humour about her plight — That’s what makes Tarini fun.”
The actress is also narrating the tale of how the Indian Constitution was born as the anchor of the TV series Samvidhaan. Filmed partly within the Parliament of India, Samvidhaan is a 10-part mini-series on the birth of the Indian Constitution directed by the veteran Shyam Benegal, written by Shama Zaidi and Atul Tiwari and produced by Rajya Sabha TV. Taking her role of being a responsible citizen one step further, Swara ensured that she was in Delhi to cast her vote on April 10, which also happened to be close to her birthday. “I made sure I was in Delhi to cast my vote as I am a registered voter there,” says Swara who is a member of ‘Swaang’ — a Mumbai based protest music and street theatre group.