Swara Bhaskar: Watching Baahubali 2: The Conclusion prompted me to learn Telugu
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Swara Bhaskar: Watching Baahubali 2: The Conclusion prompted me to learn Telugu

Actor Swara Bhaskar says that having watched Baahubali 2 over ten times, she was inspired to rekindle her desire to learn Telugu, for which she sought help from her father, who is from Andhra Pradesh.

bollywood Updated: Jun 09, 2017 14:50 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Actor Swara Bhaskar says she will never turn down a film just because she doesn’t know the language.

Actor Swara Bhaskar doesn’t shy away from learning new things. Whether it’s for the roles she portrays in her films or anything that she comes across in real life, the actor is always ready to pick up new skill sets. Joining the nationwide frenzy for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the actor, who watched the Telugu version of the film, decided to learn the language. According to a source, the actor has watched the film 10 times and to get her dialect right, Swara sought help from her father, who is fluent in Telugu.

Ask her what pushed her to learn the language, and she says, “My dad is from Andhra, so I’m half Telugu. However, since we lived in Delhi, we never spoke the language at home and I couldn’t pick it up well. It was a shortcoming that I used to feel bad about.” Though the 29-year-old says that the desire to learn Telugu was rekindled after watching Baahubali 2, it wasn’t the only reason. “I always had a desire to learn, as the language is a part of my cultural heritage. The obsession for the film acted as a catalyst,” says Swara.

Now that Swara has picked up the language, is she open to doing Telugu films also? Answering this query, Swara says, “Well, I think now I will actively pursue the same. Though I’ve not got any offers for regional films till now, I’d never turn down a film for its language. I’d take it as a challenge and opportunity and learn new things.”

Swara also feels it’s the right time that more Bollywood actors should try doing regional films as such collaborations are turning out to be successful. “It would be great if there is more sharing of talent and audiences across all language films in India. I feel, films, such as, Sairat and Baahubali point to the direction that for a good story, language is no bar,” she adds.

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First Published: Jun 09, 2017 14:41 IST