Swara Bhaskar is the talk of the town for her portrayal of a woman who’s on the verge of divorcing her husband in Veere Di Wedding, and the talented actress will soon be seen in a web series, Rasbhari.
The series is about a school teacher, who becomes the romantic muse of her student. Swara plays the teacher and Ayushmaan Saxena plays the student. The 10-episode web series will be set in small town Uttar Pradesh. This is a tricky subject and while some directors have tried to tackle it, not many have succeeded.
Shashilal Nair made a film, Ek Chhotisi Love Story, which starred Manisha Koirala as the teacher in 2002. That film was controversial not just because of the story but because Manisha Koirala accused Shashilal Nair of photographing and framing her in a deliberately derogatory manner in the film.
Eros recently made a short film on a similar subject, Meri Nimmo, but in this case, the age difference between the protagonists was quite a bit. Meri Nimmo starred Anjali Patil as the elder woman and Karan Dave as the young boy who’s muse she becomes.