Lost Four Brands Post Campaign for LS Elections: Swara Bhasker

Swara has been a target of the trolls.

Published13 Oct 2019, 12:16 PM IST
Celebrities
1 min read

At the India Film Project, when launching the poster of her new film Sheer Qorma, Swara Bhasker was asked why actors don’t express their political opinions openly. While answering the same, Swara narrated what happened to her post her involvement in the campaign.

She said,

I lost four brands the day I campaigned for candidates for Lok Sabha election, lost three events. The hit that my work took at the end of that experience…
Swara Bhasker

But she also added that she didn’t mean to glorify her experience, but that people should know what is at stake when you take a political stance. She added, “I am not saying, ‘Oh! I am so great,’ but if you’re going to make the stakes so high, that a superstar can talk about a dinner conversation and then face so much flak or another superstar can give his opinion and his car can be stoned on a shoot, then how can we expect people with legacies or public profiles to actually risk their lives, families, careers? Why should they? We need to ask ourselves questions as a society”

She said that public figures were very vulnerable to ‘destructive negativity’ and if people would like them to express their opinions then the society needs to stop punishing them for those opinions.

Swara has always been vocal about her political views and has faced massive trolling on social networking platforms.

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