After Kangana Ranaut, now Swara Bhaskar turns writer

  • Anirban Das, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 13:48 IST

Kangana Ranaut attended scriptwriting classes in New York last year as she was interested in writing films. Now, Sawara Bhaskar seems to be following her footsteps: Swara is keen to make a name for herself as a film writer too. She has written a script in her free time between shoots, and intends to start shooting a movie based on it by the end of the year.

"It’s a raw, intense love triangle set in Bihar. The story is entirely Swara’s idea, and she has written the dialogues and screenplay as well. Many known writers from the industry have offered support, and some film-makers have also read the script," says a source.

When contacted, Swara confirmed the news and added, "I wrote the first draft over three years ago, and the current draft got finalised a few months back. Initially, I thought I would direct the film, but now I’m keen to just act in it. I want it to go on the floors by the end of the year. A few filmmakers have liked the script, but I’m waiting for official confirmations."

Interestingly, the actor-turned-writer reveals that Aditya Chopra was among the filmmakers who read the script and offered feedback. "He was one of the first people to read it. He didn’t like it much, but his criticism was constructive," she says, adding, "My friends who have a background in writing, like Sridhar Raghavan, Ravinder Randhawa and Himanshu Sharma have been extremely supportive and encouraging. I have taken their suggestions too."

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