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Who says female co-stars can’t be good friends, asks Surveen Chawla

Actor Surveen Chawla talks about friendships in Bollywood and says that even female co-stars can become friends.

bollywood Updated: Oct 27, 2016 07:44 IST
Monika Rawal
Actor Surveen Chawla says she became really close friends with her co-stars.
Actor Surveen Chawla says she became really close friends with her co-stars.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Unlike many other Bollywood stars who feel two female heroines cannot be friends, actor Surveen Chawla thinks otherwise. The 32-year-old who shared screen space with two other female actors – Tannishtha Chatterjee and Radhika Apte in Leena Yadav’s recently released Parched says she made for new friendships while shooting for the film.

“In the process of working hard to make a great film, we ended up becoming really close and thick friends. Even though we don’t speak for months, we start off a conversation and end up sharing our deepest secrets, all the ups and downs that we have had in months we have not spoken,” shares Surveen.

Actor Surveen Chawla shared screen space with Radhikla Apte and Tannishtha Chatterjee in Parched (2016).

Stating that it’s just normal to make friends with your female co-stars, the actor adds, “I’m somebody who has had only male friends all my life but after Parched, that’s not the case. Even when two female co-stars work together, it’s about connecting at a human level. Feminism is not about putting men down or stamping them under your feet. It’s standing up for who you are – unapologetically and unabashedly and let people respect your independent individual choice.”

On whether having other female stars in the film leads to more pressure or competition, Surveen feels it is up to you how you see it. “We were three women in one film and it would not have been possible if any one of us was missing. There’s no question of competition, rather each one of us gave each other a lending hand. We talked, discussed, shared our inputs for our respective scenes and tried collectively to lift a scene up from a script point of view,” she shares.

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