Friends keep me stable: Swara Bhaskar

New Delhi: Swara Bhaskar, who was last seen on the big screen as Bindiya in `Raanjhanaa`, says she goes through a lot of pressure in a city away from her family. But it is her friends who keep her stable.

Swara moved from Delhi to Mumbai four years back to build a career in the film industry.

“There are all kinds of pressures. One big pressure for me is living away from my family, as I am deeply attached to them,” she told IANS.

In her family’s absence, her friends are always there to support her.

“Living alone has been a big pressure, but luckily I`ve friends who keep me stable,” said Swara, who is mostly remembered for her role as Payal in `Tanu Weds Manu`.

Apart from her friends, there are few other things that saved her from succumbing to insecurities attached to film industry.

One was something that her father, strategic analyst C. Uday Bhaskar, once told her.

Sharing it, she said: "He said that, `Swara, there will be many temptations and challenges in life. But every morning you have to wake up and look at yourself in the mirror. So, don’t do anything that you can’t look yourself in the mirror.`"

For Swara, life doesn`t end at Bollywood. And she believes it is okay if something doesn’t work out according to your "plan".

“There are lot of interesting things to do. This is not the end of life. One day I’ll be 40 years old and will have wrinkles, but it’s alright and I will still have a life,” she added.

Recently, she was busy filming Abbas Tyrewala’s next project `Mango` in Goa.

Talking about her character, she said: “My character is like Betty from Archie Comics. She’s really good and sweet. I’ve to retain the fun and cute element in my character.”

Swara is also willing to work in the flourishing southern film industry too as she doesn`t view language as a barrier.

“My dad is from Andhra Pradesh. It’s my grandmother’s wish that I do a Telugu film. If I get an interesting Telegu or Tamil film, I’ll do it. I would like to do whatever let’s me perform. Language is not a barrier,” said the actress, whose focus lies on performance.


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