From being appreciated for her supporting act in Tanu Weds Manu to now sharing the frame with superstar Salman Khan, Swara Bhaskar's journey in Bollywood has been eventful. The English Literature graduate from Delhi packed her bags and moved to Mumbai five years back and now, she has found her calling, on the film set. Currently shooting for Tanu Weds Manu 2, the actress is looking forward to celebrating her birthday today on the sets with the cast and crew.
Talking about it she says, "We are on the last leg of the shoots so it will be a working birthday for me. But on the bright side, I am going to be on a set where I feel at home. I am very familiar with the people here and they are my friends so its all good. Also, once you get into the profession, you kind of make peace with the fact that you will have to work on most days when the world will be out partying," she smiles.
Though it will be a working birthday for her, her mother's presence is enough to light up her day. "I have bullied my mother to come on the sets so she will be arriving in the morning and leaving by end of the day. But I am glad she will be with me", she says. So what do you usually celebrate birthdays, we ask? "Well, if I am in Delhi, it is more of a family affair where the focus is on food. If I am in Mumbai, then there is a lot of live music and friends.
Birthdays are all about good food and good music", she explains. Any special birthday gifts? "Well, I have been hooked to online shopping and have crossed all limits last month. All those things I ordered are still arriving so I have lots of birthday gifts."
Though she doesn't believe in resolutions, she is drawing up a lost of things she wants to strike off her bucket list this year. "I want to travel a lot. I have five books that I want to finish reading this year. I want to watch a couple of classic films. I also want to learn to cook. Basically, I want to become a wholesome person. Oh, and I also want to do an item number", she reveals. Just as she ends her list she adds, "From this birthday onwards, I am going to start lying about my age. I will always add a couple of candles less to my cakes so nobody knows how old I actually am."