It is not a secret that Swara Bhasker is vocal about her thoughts. There are many instances when Swara landed up in controversies for her words. This time the actress talked about Akshay Kumar’s choice of films. The actress doesn’t agree with Kumar’s school of thought, as far as filmmaking is concerned. However, the actress doesn’t want his films to flop.
In an interview with The Hindu, Swara said, “We are storytellers and should tell stories in an honest way. I think Bollywood should not make itself a platform for propaganda. Having said that Bollywood is not one tangible, homogenous entity and there could never be one voice coming out of the industry. And that’s the beauty of it… I don’t agree with Akshay Kumar because of the kind of films he supports but that doesn’t mean I want his films to flop or that he shouldn’t release his films.”
Veere Di Wedding actress further added, “Earlier they used to think, Swara is the problem. We are legitimising a culture of authoritarianism. Nobody is going to be safe from a culture of mob frenzy. It is just that I am just ahead of others in the queue.”
Akshay Kumar is having a rough time in films business. The actor faced consecutive failures at the box office. He was last seen in a web film Cuttputtli after his theatrical release Raksha Bandhan. Cuttputtli barely performed well but big screen releases Bachchhan Paandey, Samrat Prithviraj and Raksha Bandhan failed at the box office.
On the work front, Swara Bhasker was last seen in Jahaan Chaar Yaar, that too didn’t gain much popularity. Directed by Kamal Pandey the story is about four housewives who take off on a Goa trip. It was released in theaters on the 16th of September.
On the other hand, Akshay Kumar has a great slate of upcoming projects. He has Ram Setu, Gorkha, Selfie, Capsule Gill, Oh My God 2, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, and Soorarai Pottru remake in the pipeline.