Swara Bhaskar is one of finest actresses in Bollywood, at present. Swara entered into the world of Bollywood as an outsider and paved her way to become one of the famous faces in the film Industry. She made her acting debut in Bollywood in the 2009 film Madholal Keep Walking. In 2010, Swara appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Guzaarish alongside Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan, for which she got appraisals for her supporting role.
Later, she went on to grab a few more super hit films including Tanu Weds Manu, which was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. Over the years, Swara delivered remarkable performances in other critically acclaimed films including Sabki Bajegi Band(2013,) Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai(2014,) Nil Battey Sannata(2016) and Anaarkali of Aarah (2017.) The actress has mesmerized us with her amazing performances, Swara ensured that she grabs attention even with her supporting roles! Swara was last seen in a quirky chick flick Veere Di Wedding.
Let us take a look at some of the unknown facts of Swara Bhaskar!
She completed her graduation in English literature from Delhi University. Bhasker also did masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Swara Bhaskar started her acting career in a theatre. She was a part of the N K Sharma’s Act One theatre group, in Delhi. Later on, she shifted to Mumbai. In 2009, she made her acting debut in Bollywood with the film Madholal: Keep Walking. The movie was screened at 33rd Cairo International Film Festival.
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Swara is a humanitarian. She did a lot of social work. After the riots in Gujarat in the year 2002, Swara worked at a relief camp.
Swara’s favourite hobbies include reading and acting.
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Swara Bhaskar is fond of Aishwarya Rai and Shabana Azmi.
Swara is a big time foodie. Her favourite food comprise of all the Indian food irrespective of the North or South. Her favourite dishes include chole kulcha, Idli, dosa, litti Chokha, dum aloo, and pizza! Yummy!
Swara received positive reviews from the audience for her extra ordinary performance in the film Veere Di Wedding.
So, what do you think of this actress? Share your views in the comments section below!
Bollywood Movies All About Food
Food, colour, camera and Bollywood always go hand in hand. There’s something truly magical about watching a movie which brings to life all your favourite cuisines, coupled with a beautiful love story. If you’re a foodie and love Bollywood movies, what could be better than this combination, right? We agree! Here’s taking a look at movies which don’t just make your mouth water, but also tug at your heartstrings:
1. Stanley Ka Dabba
A mean principal who looks at stealing food from students and a child who wants to share his food with his friends: Stanley Ka Dabba tells a two tiered story. With food playing the unifying factor, the movie tells the story of how a little boy confronts not just his bully, but also how he comes to terms with his past. A beautiful movie through and through, Stanley Ka Dabba is heartwarming in every way! The bottom line? No matter what happens, good food always warms your soul.
2. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
A lot can happen over a hot pot of curry and if you watch Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, you realise just how true this fact is. A family gets into a major crisis and the only thing which can save the family from ruins is if they find the secret ingredient which makes the chicken curry taste so amazing! A treat to not just the eyes but the stomach as well, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana has a simple message: a good recipe takes time to perfect and once that happens, everything falls in place.
3. Cheeni Kum
Have you ever fallen in love with someone because the sugar was too less in your food? Cheeni Kum shows how despite having differences in the way certain dishes are cooked, you can still find an acceptable middle ground. To recreate Hyderabadi Zafrani Pulao in itself is an extremely hard task. To get it right to perfection is even harder. Amitabh Bachchan, playing the role of the chef, realises he’s not always right, when Tabu’s character tells him the right recipe of Hyderabadi Zafrani Pulao does have sugar! While at the surface of things, Cheeni Kum may seem like a run of the mill love story, if you look at the subtle nuances, there is a lot more. Attention to detail, the love for one’s country and food which is always cooked in the best possible way, this movie is all things beautiful!
4. English Vinglish
There are so many times when you watch a movie and are surprised by how there are still certain stigmas and principles people follow despite being supremely educated. English Vinglish shows us just that. While the central character (played by Sridevi,) is a mother whose family doesn’t consider her opinions because she doesn’t know English, the movie shows how despite all the pitfalls, the mother still runs her own business! Discovering the fact that she is an entrepreneur (famous for her laddus,) the mother realises knowing English isn’t the most important thing in the world. With food playing the central theme of this particular film, English Vinglish is more than just a mother accepting she can change the ways of her life, but also how food can make even the worst situations right.
5. Ramji Londonwaley
When you see a Tamilian Brahmin working as a chef in London (while living there illegally,) you think you are in for a different story altogether. They say, the way to a man’s heart is through food, but in Ramji Londonwaley, the central character (played by R. Madhavan,) does the exact opposite! He uses food to impress not only the love of his life, but also the people of London, by coming up with the recipe for a sugar free halwa! Not only does this help him win the hearts of the people in London, this also helps the lead win over his lady love. Talk about love through food done right!
6. The Lunchbox
When you think Mumbai, you think lunch boxes, crowded trains and people shuffling to and fro. When you think The Lunchbox, these very same thoughts are brought to life! A misdelivered lunchbox brings to life the story of two unhappy people and a letter which forms a unique love story. Witty repartee, hidden secrets and a strong craving for good food make this story all the more beautiful. With an open ending and a beautiful tale, The Lunchbox is a story of acceptance and finding love.
7. Dawat E Ishq
Love doesn’t just develop with the hope of a happy tummy, but by having the love for something truly good. A girl from Hyderabad, who’s sick of men asking for dowry, tries duping a chef from Lucknow. However, with all the tangdi kebabs and the biryanis, true love blossoms. Like every movie with food as the central theme, Dawat E Ishq also talks about how in every situation, food can fix everything!
When food brings you so much joy, why not share the joy of food while watching movies about food? If you think we missed out on any other movies with food playing a pivotal role in the story, comment and let us know!
Mere Gully Mein Song From Gully Boy Out Now
A little while ago, the makers of Ranveer Singh’s and Alia Bhatt’s next film, Gully Boy, dropped a brand new song from the film, called Mere Gully Mein! While the previous song, Apna Time Aayega, has practically become a war cry of sorts, the new song is being called a “dhamaka!”
Composed by rappers Divine and Naezy, Mere Gully Mein has Ranveer Singh’s and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s characters in the lead roles. A rap battle of sorts with some really intense lyrics, this new song is definitely one for the golden ages. Listen to the song here and now!
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The new song talks about how music can help any one get through life. With the lyrics being supervised by Divine, the song sees Ranveer’s growth as a professional rapper! Just a couple of days before the entire album track is scheduled to drop, the team is making everyone’s heart beat faster with each new song.
Gully Boy brings to life the story of Divine and other rappers from Mumbai, who, through their rap songs, talk about what life is like for those without privileges. Primarily mapping the growth of Divine’s journey of becoming one of the most famous rappers in India, this movie has quite an intriguing story to tell.
Directed by Zoya Akhtar (known for making films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do,) Gully Boy stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhanth Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin in key roles. Easily one of the most awaited movies of the year, Gully Boy is scheduled to release on the 14th of February this year!
Total Dhamaal Trailer Is Finally Here!
Total Dhamaal, easily one of the most anticipated films of this year, finally has a trailer to its name. Part three of the Dhamaal series, this new part has practically all the members from the original cast, with a good number of new faces thrown into the mix! What makes the movie so much more exciting is, it brings together the extremely famous pair of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, after almost 26 years!
Although the first two parts of this film had Sanjay Dutt playing the lead role, this new installment is going to focus on Ajay Devgn, who is going to make his Dhamaal debut! The almost three minutes long trailer seems to draw large influences from the popular Hangover series. Further, the trailer also gives one an insight into all the different characters we can expect from the film. From Johnny Lever, to Madhuri Dixit, to Anil Kapoor and to Ajay Devgn, every actor’s character is brought to the front. Watch the trailer here!
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Here’s a little tit bit which will make you all the more excited for the film to hit the screens. Remember Crystal, the monkey from the Hangover series? There’s a still from the trailer which shows her on Ajay Devgn’s shoulder! Nostalgic or what? One of the other things which makes one want to watch this movie is when Ajay Devgn is shown walking the ramp with a lion by his side! Promising to be one of the wildest parts of the Dhamaal series, this trailer has definitely made waiting for the movie even harder than it already was. The trailer promises to be an adventurous ride which is quite unlike the other two films. To make matters all the more exciting, A ride in the desert, hints at the search for a hidden treasure and all the animals make the wait for Total Dhamaal all the more exciting! The trailer also shows us glimpses of Sonakshi Sinha’s cameo in the film as Ajay Devgn and she are all set to recreate Helen’s song, Mungda!
Directed by Indra Kumar, Total Dhamaal stars Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Mishra and Boman Irani. With a mixture of the old and the new, this Indra Kumar directorial promises to be a wild, wild ride. Total Dhamaal is scheduled to hit the screens on 22nd February this year, so mark your calendars and watch it on the first day!
Bollywood Actors Who Acted In Web Series
Move over, movies! Bollywood actors have a new platform for expressing their talent: web series! The last two years, especially, saw people from Saif Ali Khan to Nawazuddin Siddiqui going the web series way and boy, are we glad they did! Check out the list here!
1. Saif Ali Khan
The ultimate Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan, ventured into the world of web series and made it big with his stellar performance in Sacred Games. Playing the role of a cop in this intense drama, Saif Ali Khan put his heart and soul into the role. The performance at the end of the day, more than showed the results, with everyone waiting with bated breath for the new season!
2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Another star who made his mark felt in Sacred Games, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was also a class act this particular web series. Playing the role of a mafia, Nawazuddin palyed the character so well, it seemed like it was written especially for him!
3. Radhika Apte
A chilling and horrifying story of a prisoner who arrives at a military interrogation center in a remote area, Ghoul has Radhika Apte playing the lead. As the web series unfolds, one gets an insight into how well Radhika Apte can play serious and demanding roles!
4. Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal, popular for movies like Mirzapur, Victoria & Abdul and Furious 7, more than made his presence felt with his brilliant acting in the web series Bang Baaja Baarat! A story about two people from two different backgrounds, this series shows how despite disparities, people who are meant to fall in love, fall in love!
5. Dia Mirza
While Dia Mirza may have taken a break from the silver screen for a while, her web series, Shockers, is definitely going to shock you! A series of spine chilling stories and tales which will scare the living daylight out of you, this particular series is a treat!
6. Swara Bhaskar
Swara Bhaskar, known for her brilliant performance in Veere Di Wedding, is also famous for her performance in her web series, It’s Not That Simple! Telling the tale of a girl trapped in an unhappy marriage (played by Swara Bhaskar) the series tries to answer the question of what you would do if you had a choice.
Although these actors are brilliant in all the movies they did, watching them make an appearance on the web series screen is quite a treat! What’s your favourite web series? Comment and let us know!
Bollywood Stars Who Disappeared From The Spotlight
The world of Bollywood is a strange one. There are celebrities who rise to fame and stay on top and then there are others who fail despite tasting success. While at one point, they were adored and fawned over, these very stars are now forgotten and have disappeared from the spotlight. Remember Laila Khan? Debuting opposite Rakesh Khanna with Wafa in the year 2008, the actress disappeared from Mumbai shortly after the miserable failure of her grand debut. What makes matters worse, shortly after Laila moved from Mumbai, she was found dead. Her story is just one of the many among those whose lives were either cut short or who disappeared without a trace of any sorts. Check out the list here!
1. Parveen Babi
Known for her amazing performances in not one, but a host of films, Parveen Babi was perhaps one of the most famous actresses of her time. From breaking all conventional barriers by sporting bikinis, to featuring on the cover of the Time magazines, Parveen Babi was always a class act. However, despite all the success surrounding her life, she went off the radar of the film industry in the mid eighties. For a little over a decade, no one knew where she was and when she eventually returned in the year 1989, she was a whole new person. Suffering from schizophrenia, Parveen Babi was convinced everyone she knew was out to get her. Ostracising herself, Babi died a lonely death in her apartment in the year 2005.
2. Raj Kiran
A favourite of the mid range Bollywood directors, Raj Kiran had quite a few successful films (Kagaz Ki Nao, Hip Hip Hurray and Arth) to his name. Despite never making it to the big leagues, Raj Kiran was considered to be quite a popular actor during the ’80s. However, despite being at the peak of his career, one of the major things which went against him was his addiction to alcohol. After a point, Raj’s obsession with alcohol was so high, he got into regular brawls and his reputation started getting affected. Producers and directors stopped wanting to do films with him. He disappeared so quickly, the rumour mill was even saying the actor passed away! There was absolutely no news of him till almost 2011! It was only after Rishi Kapoor found him at an asylum did people stop believing the worst.
3. Bharat Bhushan
One of Bollywood’s biggest stars during the 1940s, Bharat Bhushan had a lot going for him. Known for being a part of several mythological films, Bharat Bhushan rose to fame with Baiju Bawra in the year 1952. Ruling the industry for almost 30 years, Bhushan was known for giving some truly brilliant performances in his career. Unfortunately, one of the main things which went against him was the affair he had with Meena Kumari, a move which almost destroyed not just his name, but his career as well. Slowly fading from the industry, the actor started losing out on offers and as a result, the money also stopped coming. Not known for being a saver, Bharat Bhushan lost all his savings and during the last few days of his life, worked as a watchman at a film studio. The actor breathed his last in the year 1992.
4. Mamta Kulkarni
During the 1990s, Mamta Kulkarni was always in the headlines. From starring topless on the cover of a magazine, to making a sensational debut (Tirangaa in 1993,) Mamta was all over the newspapers for everything she did or said. Playing several major roles opposite stars like Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor, Mamta Kulkarni was the talk of the town till she accused Rajkumar Santoshi, the director of China Gate, for molesting her. In return, Rajkumar Santoshi accused Vivek Goswami (Mamta’s rumoured boyfriend) of threatening his life. Soon after, Mamta disappeared from the Bollywood scene. The last thing heard about her was, she was living in Dubai with Goswami!
5. Priya Gill
Priya Gill had a pretty successful career during her early days in Bollywood. With films like Tere Mere Sapne and Sirf Tum, the actress had a lot going for her. However, without really being too particular about the kind of films she did, Priya’s fame started plummeting. Amongst some of the films which majorly failed, movies like Bade Dilwale and Josh, did particularly horribly. With no hopes of ever making her presence in the industry felt again, the actress disappeared from the world of Bollywood altogether!
6. Anu Aggarwal
Anu Aggarwal’s story is perhaps one of the most tragic stories when it comes to celebrities who disappeared from the world of Bollywood. Anu Aggarwal was best known for her performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui. Almost reaching the category of brilliant actresses, Aggarwal’s rise to fame was cut short when the actress met with a horrific road accident. She slipped into a coma for a month and true to her Bollywood life, she made a comeback with a tell all book about what happened to her. Unfortunately, Aggarwal doesn’t do any movies now.
Bollywood has seen a lot of people come in and go from the industry without leaving a mark with their work. However, the ones who left, despite making an impact with their movies, are the ones which make you wonder where they went. If you think we missed mentioning any other celebrities who disappeared like this, comment and let us know!
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