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‘There is no arrogance,’ says Sweta Keswani on Hollywood stars vs. Indian actors

Sweta Keswani ruled Indian television screens in the early 2000s. Now the actress is making waves in Hollywood. She is seen in the recently released Hollywood movie As They Made Us. Directed by Mayim Bialik, it also stars Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen and others.

Opening up about the film, Sweta shares, “I play a neurologist in the film. It was a limited Alley and New York release. It was also released on various digital platforms on April 8. My dad found it too!

Elaborating further, Sweta adds, “The experience has been great. Working with Mayim was amazing. Dustin was cool walking around on set, watching everyone. He offered me a chair once because it was a narrow hallway. I was sitting on the carpet at the corner of the street and waiting for the light and the shots. He asked me, ‘Sweta, do you want to sit down?’ I said, ‘Sir, I don’t want to take your chair. He is 84 years old.

When asked about her experience working with Western artists, she replied, “They are like us. We are all here to serve history. We do our best to achieve our director’s vision. They are very sweet and down to earth. As They Made Us is a three million dollar low budget film. There was only one set of toilets for the actors.

Indian actors, who are known for their starry tantrums, would never be comfortable sharing a toilet. Confirming this, the actress says, “Yeah, that’s the difference. They are very laid back. There is no arrogance. »

The actress will soon be seen in a web series called Roar which will air on Apple TV. “April 15th I have a female-based dark comedy anthology series. These are episodic stories based on a bestselling book called Roar by Cecelia Ahern. This one is produced by Nicole Kidman, Per Saari and a whole bunch of stars. Some of them also play in it,” she reveals.

Sweta feels thrilled to be part of Roar. “I’m really lucky. I auditioned not thinking I was going to win. It’s all about the audition here. I’ve been auditioning since my kid was six months old. It’s been almost ten years for me now. My manager, who has been with me for a very long time, said to me, “You may be fantastic, but the industry is not ready for you. They have to be ready to take on more people and write more characters for people like us.” It happens gradually for me.

On a parting note, she concludes, “I didn’t take a break and continued to hone my craft. I constantly worked doing a lot of theater there. I’m actually a board member of a local theater company. Finally, people see me as these are great shows that I’ve been working on forever.

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Posted: Thursday April 14th 2022, 01:00 IST