It’s exhausting to be fearless: Swastika Mukherjee


By: PTI | Mumbai |

December 21, 2020 4:17:30 pm

Swastika Mukherjee says she has charted her profession on her personal phrases. (Photo: Instagram/Swastika Mukherjee)

Bengali actor Swastika Mukherjee says she has braved by a number of highs and lows in her profession to keep unbiased and fearless.

Mukherjee is thought for her performances in movies like Shaheb Bibi Golaam, Shah Jahan Regency, Bhooter Bhabishyat and her latest works, Paatal Lok and Dil Bechara.

In an interview with PTI, Mukherjee mentioned she has adopted her instincts and never tendencies to navigate her profession with out compromises.

“It’s tiring, it’s exhausting to be fearless. There were years when I did really less work, because I didn’t want to do the other kind of work. If I wanted to do mediocre work, I could be shooting everyday. I started doing so much of women-centric films, where I wasn’t working with so called ‘heroes’ and still making a mark. There came a time when heroes didn’t want to do films with me.”

Mukherjee mentioned her encounter with gender-based stereotypes date again to her early days within the films.

The 40-year-old actor, who made her 2001 display debut with Hemanter Pakhi, mentioned she was instructed to disguise being a mom in order that the viewers finds her “desirable.”

“I was already a mother and there were a lot of people in the industry, mostly men, they would tell me, ‘Don’t tell people you have a child’ because it’s difficult for a woman to become a heroine if people know you’re a mother. That it’s important for men to fantasise heroines, otherwise you won’t be successful as a star.”


Mukherjee mentioned she was clear she didn’t need to start her journey within the movie business by concealing such a robust a part of her id.

“I would tell people that if actresses need that part of the audience which go gaga over you and feel you’re hot, I’d achieve all of that putting it upfront that I’m a mother,” she added.

The actor’s newest mission, ZEE5 sequence “Black Widows”, displays the sort of tales she desires to inform.

The sequence is described as a darkly shaggy dog story of three greatest mates who attempt to kill their abusive and merciless husbands. However, one of many males survives and seeks revenge on the trio.

Directed by Birsa Dasgupta, the present options an ensemble solid of Mukherjee, Mona Singh, Shamita Shetty, Sharad Kelkar, Raima Sen, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Aamir Ali and Sabyasachi Chakraborty.

Mukherjee mentioned she was drawn to the present’s world for its progressive portrayal of girls.

“The show is about women taking a stand, deciding what they want to do with their lives, their freedom, their perception of justice. I was kicked about this and felt at least there’s an attempt to present something so exciting on screen.”

The present is her third Hindi language outing for the yr, after Amazon Prime Video’s acclaimed sequence Paatal Lok and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Dil Bechara.

Mukherjee mentioned her script selections are a mirrored image of her private beliefs as she will’t be vocal about ladies empowerment on Twitter whereas taking part in characters that glorify the perceived submissiveness of girls on display.

“As an actor, I feel it’s important that the stand I take on social media, reflects even in the work that I do. If I am always fighting for women rights online and play weak women characters, who are always dependent, asking for forgiveness, I don’t feel fine with it.”

For Mukherjee, the visible medium is a robust method to make a degree attain throughout and she or he desires to use it to champion the causes she believes in.

“You need to become more than just an actor, you also have some social responsibility. It’s important that what you feel and think, become a part of your work as well. It makes you happy that what you’re fighting for, you’re also doing it on camera,” she added.

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