Swara Bhaskar is one of the finest actresses in Bollywood, and she once again proved this through her recent much liked film Anaarkali of Aarah. Swara nailed the character of an erotic singer who struggles to keep her self respect intact, fighting with the powerful village man. The story put light on various factors of issues faced by females, be it in the any corner of the country. But now, in an recent interview to a leading daily, Swara revealed a shocking incident that she experienced while shooting for Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Swara revealed that she was groped during the promotions of the film!
The biggest challenge for a woman in a society where you have to be ashamed for what has happened to you, is to fight your impulse. I have done that, I have fought my impulses to make myself react. I have been groped during Prem Ratan Dhan Payo when we landed at Rajkot. I was travelling with Salman Sir and nobody realised, but there were around 2,000 people at the airport to see him. Despite the fact there was security, people got in and it was Anupam Kher who made sure I got into the car. It was crazy. As a female artiste, you know the feeling of being vulnerable in front of a crowd, which is why I connected with my character Anaarkali. You know that when we were shooting the Holi scene in Ranjhanaa, the production has put five boys from the AD team around us in that get-up, to protect us from the rest of the crowd.
She also spoke about slapping a guy and hitting another with an umbrella after they misbehaved with her. She said, “I have hit people in Delhi, Chennai and sometimes, I have chased people.”
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