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The actors and actresses of Bollywood industry can be segregated into two categories. One, who are loved by the audience for their charming looks, and others are the few who manage to win over the hearts with their acting skills. Swara Bhasker, who belongs to the latter category, stood out from the rest of the B-town crowd with her commendable performances in Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhanaa, Anaarkali of Aarah and the latest, Veere Di Wedding. (Also Read: Men In Deepika Padukone's Life: After Dating 4 Guys, Found Her Ideal Man In Ranveer Singh)
Swara Bhasker made her mark in the industry and with her extraordinary choice of roles, she created her own niche. Swara is not only known to take up challenging and different roles but also for taking stands on social issues. Swara doesn’t shy away from expressing her opinions and doesn’t mince her words. Everybody knows Swara as an actor, but not many know about her personal life, love life.
Swara Bhasker is dating National Award winner and screenwriter Himanshu Sharma and they are in a steady relationship from the past 4 years. Swara and Himanshu met each other during the making of Raanjhanaa and came close while shooting for Tanu Weds Manu Returns. (Also Read: 11 Women Bollywood's Most Eligible Bachelor Ranbir Kapoor Ever Dated Or Was Linked To)
Admitting to her relationship, Swara told IANS, “Yes, we are dating and are happy and committed. Now you know why Himanshu is my favourite dialogue writer." Confirming the news of dating Swara, Himanshu said in an interview, “Yes, we are dating each other. We're in a happy space and currently, both of us are concentrating solely on our careers. We haven't thought about marriage as yet, but when the time comes, we will surely take the leap.”
There were rumours in 2016 that Swara and Himanshu were planning to tie the knot. To this, Nil Battey Sannata actress, Swara was then quoted as saying, "The news was totally counterfactual. There are no marriage plans right now. We are both busy with our respective careers. To top that, I, for one, am too broke to get married." (Also Read: 11 Women In Shahid Kapoor's Life: From Kareena Kapoor To Mira Rajput)
The buzz in 2016 also suggested that Swara is moving in with Himanshu to a plush 3 BHK apartment in Yari Road. A source then stated, “Swara had been looking for a bigger, better house for herself in Mumbai for the longest time. Her present one-bedroom pad at Versova has been an integral part of her journey in Mumbai for the last five years and it was time for an upgrade. She’s looking forward to do up her more spacious new house.”
In the latest interview with SpotboyE, the Veere Di Wedding actress got candid about her relationship with Himanshu. Reminiscing her fight with Himanshu during Raanjhanaa, Swara recalled, “I fight a lot with Himanshu (Sharma, boyfriend, writer), like for one during Raanjhanaa where I kept telling him that he didn't give any space to Zoya's world and ended up making stalking look cute. But at least she does not surrender, which is better than most of our Bollywood films.” (Also Read: Angad Bedi Proposed Neha Dhupia 4 Yrs Back But She Rejected It, Here's Their Complete Love Story!)
On her belief in the institution of marriage, Swara shared, “I believe in the institution of marriage.” She further added, “Really? Are you surprised that I don't smoke, I don't do drugs? I know people think I must be wild but I am very.” On being asked, when are the wedding bells ringing, Swara informed, “Ab woh Himanshu ko poocho. Unilateral decision main kaise lun?”
Further talking about her belief in the institution of marriage and what she thinks about live-in relationships, Swara elaborated to the DNA, "I have been in a live-in relationship, but I haven’t been married. The thing with a live-in is that you are basically married, except for the paperwork. The routine is exactly like that of a married couple. I mean what is marriage than two people sharing a home or life? When I was living-in, both our families knew and we were close to each other’s family. It was not any different from a marriage. Also, urban living in modern India is slowly changing the institutions, the values. But I believe in marriage because I believe in family. My strongest support and the reason why I am still rational and not flipping insane is because of my family. I want to be married and have a family."
On being probed when is that going to happen, she continued, “I haven’t thought about it. Himanshu and I have discussed marriage, but we both still don’t know when. I just know that I want my marriage to be a huge party, like a massive affair. I want to have lots of days, lots of functions and lots of gaana-bajaana. I want to be drunk for the entirety of it. When I told my mother, she was shocked. She said, ‘Chhi beta, who talks like this? How shameful.’ But I don’t care, I will be drunk from the first day to the last day. (Bursts out laughing) I have a lot of friends abroad and I want them to come for my shaadi. I have all these plans, but there’s no timeline so sometimes, I worry the person should be the same. We joke about this too and we’re very different temperamentally..” (Also Read: 17 Bollywood Celebrities Who Are Above 40, Happily Unmarried And In No Mood To Take The Plunge)
The Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo actress further added, “He wants to get married in court without any taam jhaam. And I’m like, I’m getting married. Swara Bhasker is retiring from the playing field and there won’t be any taam jhaam? (Laughs) It has to be a party and how! I need to go out with a bang.”
Taking us through her love chronicle, Swara told how she met Himanshu, “On the sets of Tanu Weds Manu. Then there was Raanjhanaa and Tanu Weds Manu Returns too. I was in a state of love with the character during Raanjhanaa. I had always admired him but I felt he was special during that film. We became friends during Raanjhanaa and we got together at the end of Tanu Weds Manu Returns.” (Also Read: Swara Bhasker Danced Like No One's Watching At Her Brother's Wedding; Wore Gorgeous Lehenga)
And who popped the question, Swara reverted, “He feels that I did and I feel he did. This is a huge debate between him and me. (Laughs) He started flirting with me and I was responding. But he claimed that I made the first move. I have also pictured that we will end up together and this debate will go till we have our grandchildren. Then we would be telling them, ‘Beta, nana or dada had proposed me first. And he will just say the opposite.’ (Laughs) But it’s him, he started it!”
When Himanshu won the National Awards for best dialogues and best screenplay for Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Swara took to her Instagram and shared the following picture of him. She captioned the pic as, ""Hum Halkey sey commercial Kya Huey, aap National Awardee ho gaye!" Voh bhi Ek NAHI doh doh Congratulations #HimanshuSharma on a richly deserved pair of #NationalAwards for best dialogues and best screenplay for #TanuWedsManuReturns here's to the man who brought taaliMaar seetiMaar dialogues back to the cinema halls!!! :)" (Also Read: 9 Bollywood Actresses Who Are Ruling The Silver Screen Even After Their Marriage)
After Swara Bhasker’s veere Sonam Kapoor’s wedding, all her fans can’t wait more for her own wedding with Himanshu Sharma.
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