Strong-willed and fiery actress Swara Bhaskar, who turned a year older on April 9, found a novel way to make her day special.
After ringing in her birthday with boyfriend and writer Himanshu Sharma in Mumbai, Swara flew to Bihar to provide moral support to the controversial Kanhaiya Kumar as he filed his nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. After landing in Patna, the actress, escorted by police personnel, drove with Kanhaiya Kumar to his constituency Begusarai from where he filed his papers.
Swara revealed, “Yes, I am here to support my friend Kanhaiya Kumar.” Earlier in the week, Kanhaiya’s brother Prince had told a section of the press that several celebs, including Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Prakash Raj and Swara Bhaskar were expected to join his brother in Begusarai on April 9. However, it appears that only Swara finally showed up.
Meanwhile, Shabana Azmi, who openly supports Kanhaiya Kumar’s radical politics, is in London for the screening of a documentary titled Kaifinama directed by Sumantra Ghosal.
Expressing her inability to make it to India on time, Shabana said, “I would have loved to have been by his side but can’t because I am in London. My message to Kanhaiya is this: Fight the good fight. In you and your young colleagues lies hope for a better tomorrow.”...