It was her birthday on Tuesday. But the Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker flew down to Patna to lend support to her long-term friend Kanhaiya Kumar by campaigning for him in Bihar’s Begusarai cosnstituency. He is the CPI candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
If Kanhaiya wins, it would be a victory for democracy, says Swara, one of the most vocal critics of the central government in Bollywood. It was her 31st birthday and the actress was in Begusarai campaigning for the former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union leader, who filed his nomination as the left candidate for national election.
The actress let us know that she wanted be by her friend Kanhaiya’s side when he files nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat. And she did it.
In her statement Swara said, “It is a rather unusual way of spending one’s birthday. But Kanhaiya is a friend and I think he is fighting an important battle on behalf of us all. If he wins, it will be a victory for Indian democracy.”
“I have never been part of a political campaign before so I literally have no idea what to expect,” added the 30-year-old ‘Veere Di Wedding’ actress.
Swara who has been vocal about her socio-political stance, asserted, “Aligned to Kanhaiya’s views as a rational and patriotic citizen of the country.”
Swara who also graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), before taking up acting as a career, further added, “Kanhaiya raises issues that concern all Indians—issues like the threat to the Constitutional values and to the Constitution of India, unemployment, the rise of mob violence, the need for social justice and the need to focus on issues that will better the lives of all Indians. I think as responsible and patriotic Indians we should all feel aligned to this ideology or thought process.”
On the work front, the actress revealed that she is currently busy with projects for her production venture ‘Kahaaniwaaley’. Besides this, Swara just finished writing a script which is expected go on floors this year.