Last seen in Machli Jal Ki Rani Hai, actress Swara Bhaskar, who also impressed viewers with her powerful performance as Amaya in Listen Amaya, has a long line-up of films this year.
The actor plays Salman Khan’s sister, a pivotal character, in the much anticipated Diwali release, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo that has Sonam Kapoor opposite Khan.
“My character is strong-willed with a unique personality. She shares an interesting relationship with Salman and her journey is central to the film’s plot.
Prem… is the story of siblings and their relationships,” says Bhaskar, adding that while the film is a family drama on the lines of Hum Saath Saath Hai, it does not feature a joint family.
Bhaskar will also reprise her role from the original in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. “My role is the same as Kangana’s friend, Payal from the original Tanu Weds Manu. The sequel is crazier.
The love story is more interesting and the film has great music,” says Bhaskar about the film that has Ranaut in a double role. She did not reveal which twin’s friend she essays in it.
The actor will also be seen in X that stars Rajat Kapoor as the protagonist. She plays one of the 10 ex-girlfriends in the film that has 10 chapters, each evolving around one woman he once knew.
“My character speaks in Tamil and my chapter has been directed by Nalan Kumar Swami, director of the Tamil film Soodhu Kavvam,” says Bhaskar. In Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata, the actor plays mother to a 15-year-old. “It’s about a mother’s desire to better her daughter,” concludes the actor.