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Swara Bhasker to star in digital-series Rasbhari: First look


The series will be about a Class 11 student, Nand, and his growing infatuation for the new English teacher Shanoo.

Photo: Twitter/Swara Bhasker

IANS

Actress Swara Bhasker will be seen in an upcoming digital series Rasbhari which traces the story of a school student and his growing infatuation for his English teacher.

Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, is working on the show, which will be set in Meerut, read a statement to IANS, a news agency.

The series will be about a Class 11 student, Nand, and his growing infatuation for the new English teacher Shanoo.

Bhasker will bring alive the character of Shanoo, while Ayushman Saxena will be seen as Nand. Nikhil Bhat will be directing the project and the screenplay will be penned by Shantanu Srivastav. It is being produced by Tanveer Bookwala of Ding Entertainment.

Talking about her character, Bhasker said, "I am always looking out for roles which challenge me and satisfy my pursuit for creativity. Rasbhari has been an amazing experience. With Shanoo, I was able to enjoy a role rarely seen on screen and I truly hope that her story is able to shine a light on today's society."

The actress also posted a tweet talking about the project.

"I always try 2 play characters which I’ve never seen on screen. With #Rasbhari's Shanoo, I hope we all get to see a character that sheds some light on today's society. Proud to be a part of this show by @ApplauseSocial @nairsameer @nixbhat @tansworld #ShantanuSrivastava," she wrote.

Director Bhat says Rasbhari is a very well written story and it was a joy to direct it.

"When Shantanu and Tanveer narrated the character of Shanoo, we knew Swara would be the perfect fit. Today's discerning Indian audiences demand content that is gripping and entertaining, Rasbhari is all of that," he said.

Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, said, "It started with a germ of an idea that Tanveer had, and it has turned out really well. I cannot praise Shantanu's sparkling writing enough - with his delectable turn of phrase, delightful local dialect and wicked sense of humour, every character in this coming-of-age love story comes alive."

Bookwala asserted that the idea for Rasbhari was swirling in his head for a while.

"It is a new-fangled narrative that audiences will love. Apart from featuring Swara in a never seen before avatar, the show will introduce you to characters you'd love to meet, for real.

"Rasbhari gave me a very authentic, shot-out-of-the-cannon experience as a producer to create a world outside my comfort zone," Bookwala said.

The series will also feature Rashmi Agdekar, Pradyuman Singh, Neelu Kohli and Chitranjan Tripathi.