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Rejected for looking ingenious

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Published Oct 29, 2018, 12:15 am IST
Updated Oct 29, 2018, 12:15 am IST
As beauty and appearance play a crucial role in cinema, the actress recalls her initial days when she was rejected for ‘looking intelligent’.
Swara Bhasker
 Swara Bhasker

Journey so far has not been easy for Swara Bhasker. As beauty and appearance play a crucial role in cinema, the actress recalls her initial days when she was rejected for ‘looking intelligent’.

“I think everyone who comes to the industry has to face certain kind of rejection for how they look. Otherwise people would not be spending so much money on the make up. All this is a reflection of a person’s mindset. In the first meeting I had when I came to Bombay, a director rejected me saying, you look too intelligent. I have still not understood what does this mean,” Swara told to agency on the sidelines of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival where her movie Shame was screened.

 

However, the actress feels it is best to ignore such things and focus on work.

Shame directed by Anusha Bose, is a twisted journey of a meek, vulnerable woman who emerges from the background to unapologetically reclaim her dignity, confidence and right to desire.

“It is about how women are often shamed for their looks. It is a story of a nice sweet girl shamed for her looks. It is a day in her life,” she said.

Talking about the digital platform, the Veere Di Wedding actor said that today digital platform has become an alternate medium for actors in terms of creativity.

 

“The new content that is available today on different platforms is thought provoking and it doesn’t have to be lived by any formula. I am a very idealistic person and I believe art, especially the visual medium has huge potential for transformation. It is something that goes through your eyes and it goes directly to your heart and it can directly affect you,” she said.

For her, important is to be associated with good content and that is a rule she has tried to live by in her career.

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