‘Nil Bate Sannata’ role very challenging: Swara Bhaskar

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhaskar says that her next release “Nil Bate Sannata” was very challenging for her since she plays a 15-year-old’s mother in the film.

“My next release is ‘Nil Bate Sannata’ coming on April 22, which is an extremely brilliant and beautiful film. It is the story of a mother – and I’m that mother – to a 15-year-old. It was a very challenging role for me. Numerous people told me that it was a career suicide considering the fact that which actress would play a role of a person older than her and that too a 15-year-old’s mother.
“But it was such a beautiful story that I couldn’t refuse. And I’m very proud that I did the film. You need to find out what the meaning of ‘Nil Bate Sannata’ is because it is a very interesting title and it has a very sweet meaning,” she said.
Swara has even received the Best Actress award at the Silk Road film festival in China for the film. “Of course the award goes to the whole film,” she maintained.
The film is being presented by Anand L. Rai, who brought Swara into the spotlight with his film “Tanu Weds Manu”. He went to cast her in all his next films like “Raanjhanaa” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”. The film is directed by “Dangal” director Nitesh Tiwari’s wife Ashwini Iyer Tiwari.
Swara will also be seen in “Anarkali Aarawali”. About her role in the film, she said, “It is the story of an orchestra party singer who sings numerous double meaning songs in villages and other small areas of Bihar. It is about an incident which turns her life upside down.
“Even this is a beautiful story. It keeps women’s issues at the centre and it showcases the world which we haven’t seen in Bollywood – nautanki and the world of orchestra parties.”
Swara was last seen in the Salman Khan-starrer “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”.