Swara Bhaskar has carved for herself an unmistakable niche in the industry, courtesy her gritty and incredibly layered portrayals on-screen. The actress has often also been lauded for her liberal views and unabashedness when it comes to expressing those views, in person, or across her social media platforms.
And now, the actress has come out in support of Alankrita Shrivastava’s sensational Lipstick Under My Burkha. The film, which had had a major run-in with the Censor CBFC and its infamous chief Pahlaj Nihalani, has given rise to a quirky initiative christened the Lipstick Rebellion, where celebrities have been vouching for the film, with a lipstick perfectly aligned with their middle fingers. Swara herself posted a picture to join the movement.
“Them: Ur not heroine material Me: #NilBatteySannata #AnaarkaliOfAarah #NoSteretype #LipstickREbellion #lipstickundermyburkha, (sic)” she captioned it.
The post itself has caused a few ripples among Swara’s fans, with some of them calling her out for supporting what they see as a ‘vulgar’ film, and another faction that is backing her and the film completely.
It remains to be seen if the film will live up to the massive expectations riding on it....