Anushka Sharma who was kept under wraps by the Yash Raj team is finally out in the open. The actress who has signed a three film contract with Aditya Chopra including Ra Ne Bana Di Jodi has not signed any other film as she is bound by the contract.
The debutant says that she was enjoying being under wraps. “It worked for me and I did not need the hype at that moment. I would not have been able to concentrate on my work” In fact, Anushka says that she could enjoy her shopping sprees without being affected by the glamour.
Anushka who has been a ramp model has never had any acting experience but the actress says she did not have to give retakes, “The longest retake was the scene where we both had to elope and I had to cry. I had cried so much during the rehearsals that when the actual shot was ready I did not have tears in my eyes,” says the debutant.
The actress says that being selected for the role was not much a big deal but the actual test came when Aditya Chopra asked her to her recite dialogues from his super hit film Diwale Dulhaniya Le Jayange. Anushka says that she never dreamt of getting working in bollywood. “I never ever dreamt of movies or acting. Though it is often said that modelling opens doors to bollywood.”
She will never get over their first meeting. “It was on the sets, he was in his terrycot pants and spectacles as Surinder Suri. This was not the cool yuppie, the stylish Shah Rukh I was used to seeing on screen. I didn’t recognize him at first and then couldn’t take my eyes off him. But he sensed my discomfort and immediately put me at ease,” she revealed.
The actress who has had a crush on Shahrukh Khan says she was stunned when she got the offer. “My joy knew no bounds when I knew it was my dream hero” she says. Speaking about Shah Rukh Khan, the debutant says , “Shah Rukh was the most amazing experience of my life. He is so dedicated towards his work and a gem of a person. I have learnt a lot of things from him. I just couldn’t get over our first meeting. I expected him to be cool and stylist but what I saw was the Surinder Sahni on sets and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. But he sensed my discomfort and immediately put me at ease Everyday when we used to start shooting the first sentence he would begin with was ‘be comfortable’.”
The 19 year old is a trained bharatnatyam dancer but had to enrol herself with Shaimak Davar’s to brush her dancing skills. The Bangalore based girl is aware that she hails from the same town as Deepika Padukone and there will be comparisons. “I am part of Bollywood I am open to comparisons and criticisms which are bound to happen. I have worked with Deepika on the ramp but we are not in touch I am looking forward to meeting her now.” What amuses me is that I have been quizzed umpteen number of times about my boyfriend. I have yet to find one” she laughs.
For now the actress is looking forward to working with a great wish list of actors. “My favourite is Rani Mukherjee though” she adds.
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