Right now, Taimur is a bigger star than most of us: Swara Bhasker calls out media and audience as the forces who have created 'star system'


Swara Bhasker is currently basking the success of her recently released Eros Now web show Flesh. Starring Swara and Akshay Oberoi, the show gives an insight into what actually goes behind the trafficking business and how young children are treated. It is a heart-wrenching watch but at the same time an important story that must be told. Swara as a no-nonsense cop impresses with her never-seen-before action in the show. The actress, who has always been open to talking about the film industry and its nepotistic debates, recently chatted with PeepingMoon exclusively and joined the discussion. 

Swara urged everyone to rather watch 'outsiders' films than boycotting 'insiders' projects. Talking about the star system in Bollywood, Swara said, "I think the star system has been created by audience and media. Agar aapko itni dikkat ho rahi hai star system se toh aap mat dekho unki filmein. Aap hamari filmein dekho theatre mein. Kisne roka hai aapko? Abhi Taimur (Ali Khan) ko star kisne bana diya hai? It isn’t Kareena (Kapoor Khan) and Saif (Ali Khan). It is us. It is those who have Taimur fan clubs on Instagram. Right now, Taimur is a bigger star than most of us. Now you can’t blame Saif and Kareena ki tumne bachche paida kyu kiye? Hum kyu Taimur ko star bana rahe hai?"

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Stating where the real problem lies, Swara further added, "The problem actually is that we are a country that is feudal in value system. We like this kind of dynastic thing. We are curious about it and that’s why we create stars. There is a genuine interest that the audience has in how Sridevi’s daughter is going to seem. So first, lets acknowledge our own interest in star kids before abusing them all the time." 

Flesh released on August 21, 2020, and received a good response from the critics and audience. 

Transcribe: Tanmayi Savadi