Swara Bhaskar's Rasbhari to start streaming on 19th June 2020
Aparnna Hajirnis -
Produced and co-created for Applause Entertainment by Tanveer Bookwala and directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt (Saluun and Brij Mohan Amar Rahe), Rasbhari is a coming-of-age love story, set in the Hindi heartland of small-town Meerut. The writer of the runaway hit film Badhaai Ho, Shantanu Shrivastava’s stirring words, delectable turn of phrase, delightful local dialect and wicked sense of humour, coupled with Nikhil’s deft direction makes every character in this show come alive.
Bhasker plays Shanoo, an English teacher at a Meerut school who has caught the attention of a class 11 student, Nand. "It's a role that is rarely explored on screen. I hope it shines a light on today's society," says Swara Bhasker, who stars alongside Ayushmaan Saxena. The mystery-thriller revolves around a student and his growing infatuation for his English teacher.
The off-beat character that she is set to play was certainly instrumental in getting her nod for a web show. "I am always looking out for roles that challenge me and satisfy my pursuit of creativity. Such experimental initiatives are aiming to bring never-seen-before content to the Indian audience. I'm extremely happy to be part of it."
The trailer of Rashbhari is expected to be released in the second week of June. The 10-episode series promises to capture the local culture and aesthetic of the town. Rasbhari may start streaming on Amazon Prime on June 19 2020.