Swara Bhaskar hits out at lack of equality in Bollywood

Whether it is nepotism, feminism or sexism, actor Swara Bhaskar has never held back from expressing her views on sensitive subjects. While most actors in Bollywood choose to stay silent. Swara, however, has been quite vocal in this regard.

It’s not just the question of money that Swara feels needs to be addressed. The actor, who has worked in films such as Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhanaa, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Anaarkali of Aarah, asserts that even the roles being offered to female actors need to be at par with men.

Eventhough, Swara agrees things are changing slowly, but she believes the rest of the actresses need to be more assertive to be able to create a bigger impact regarding the way female actresses are treated and recognised in Bollywood.

Swara has also compared Bollywood to Hollywood and said, ‘In Hollywood, women are taking up this whole question of equality and I think that’s fantastic, so why can’t Bollywood take its cues from them?’ says the actor, stating that no movement gains momentum unless people fight for it.