After the movie is released, Shah Rukh introduced Anushka to the world. Rajan Singh comes back impressed with the new star.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Anushka, I have noticed something unique about models coming to film industry from Bangalore. They all are those models that can act well?
I dont know. Maybe. I think there is a myth prevalent in the film industry that models cannot act but personally think that if you put in your effort to the fullest then you can achieve anything. With your efforts you can become a model, doctor, engineer and you can even be an actor and act in films. I dont know. I think whenever you are casting a girl for a film, and this is what I personally believe in, when a producer is looking out for a girl, a major issue is that from where they can source the girl for their film. It could be only someone who has their pictures ready unless you spot them somewhere on the road or in some mall. But if that does not happen, then where do they go? They will probably approach some modeling agency or some model co-coordinator and get the pictures from them and thats the reason of models are getting into films. And yes, Bangalore generates lots of confidence in people and thats true for other cities too be it Delhi, Kolkata or Pune.
You must be quite happy about breaking this myth?
Yes, I am very happy about this.
SRK few days back in of his interviews had commented that Anushka Sharma is a digital myth; is it true?
I agree with SRKs statement and thats only because it actually arises a curiosity element in the people. People will be curious to know about me as to, who am I and from where have I come from? And I think this was the strategy of the film which was pretty good and worked in my favour. I could concentrate more on myself and my acting because of this. If I were to gain media attention before chances are that I might have got distracted a bit which I dont think so would have happened in any case but you just never know about things that might happen in future. It was good for us that we all were giving our 100 per cent to the film, which in the end worked, for me. Apart from this no one had much expectation from me and that also worked in my favour.
You are also interacting with media for the first time, are you enjoying it or is it the other way round?
I think I have not ever in my life so many media people and so many flash lights - all going together. But at the same time, I was a model initially and they dont get so much of attention compared to heroines. I think its a different but a good experience. I think I should get used to it. Its nice but its just that people are coming one after the other and sometimes the questions are all the same so I have to think of different ways to answer them but after a point of time they all become similar answers. But yes I am enjoying it. You people are being very nice to me. I was bit nervous initially that people might ask me strange questions and I might not have all the answers because I have observed this that actors have answers for all the questions and I dont think so, that I am like that. I dont even have answers.
SRK & Anushka
Most of the debutante and newcomers have only one thing to say about SRK that he is like God to them, I am very hopeful that you wont say the same things about him?
After my mom and dad. SRK is my most favourite person. He was too good with me when the shooting for RNBDJ was on and he behaved so well with me. I have learnt so much from him while shooting on the sets. Even if we were to forget for a moment that SRK is a superstar, we cannot take away the fact that he is equally a good human being too and I have experienced and discovered when I was shooting for Rab Ne….
So you mean to say that he is like God to you?
Yes, even in our film we have conveyed the same thing that you can see God in people. If people have goodness and niceness in them then you can see God in them and if you were to relate this with your statement then yes SRK is like God.
Ok, let us talks about a real life situation; if you were to get a person who has a heart of gold and is very good but in terms of looks he is almost akin to Surinder Sahni of RNBDJ, will you marry him?
Yes and thats so because when that person will turn 50 then he wont be that good looking and in that case what he is from within would be similar to his outward appearance and mannerism too. I would have to live with him and that thing will remain constant forever. I think it would be a better option for me if I were to choose him. Actually I am being an intelligent girl.
Have you found out someone like him?
Not yet, I have yet to find someone like him.
In the film we see you eating tons of pani puri, riding a motorcycle, so is Taani similar to Anushka in real life?
Well I dont eat so many pani puri in real life. I will never ever participate in some pani puri eating competition. Yes, I have driven a bike in the film and I learnt it on the sets for the film and now i can proudly say this that I had learnt to drive a bike just in a single day. You never know, maybe I am like Taani in the film and thats why I am doing this film. SRK had told this to me that when you do your debut film, you are opted for the role only because you resemble that character so judging by SRKs statement yes I do resemble Taani. The ease with which she can say thing with all the honesty and innocence with no malice involved makes me resemble the character in the film.
So what is Anushka Sharma in real life?
I am very boring. I am actually more like Suri and I am the female version of Suri. My friends always keep telling me that I am very boring and I will agree to this that I am a very boring person. I dont desire for much.
Why is it that you consider yourself as a boring person?
My friends consider that I am a 20-year-old person stuck in the body of a 60-year-old person and thats because of the way I think. I myself feel that I dont feel like a 20 year old person, I tend to go philosophical at times in my thinking and because of that I am often dubbed as a boring person. I have resigned to the fact that I am a boring person.
I am pretty sure that SRK would not have dubbed you as a boring person?
Thankfully, I am lucky.
From philosophy, lets talk about economics; I guess you are a student of economics?
Yes, I am still doing my graduation in economics through correspondence.
So how come, a wannabe economics graduate doing in films?
I always had an inclination and liking towards modeling and thats the precise reason why I am doing my studies through correspondence. My parents have always told me that prove yourself in academics first and then you are free to do whatever you feel like. My parents were really supportive of my decision. After my 12th I took up modeling as a full-fledged and now the next progression is films.
Ok, now since you are a student of economics, please enlighten me on the recession phenomenon, which is prevalent worldwide?
It is a bad scenario, production is increasing but there are no buyers for the product. I think it is bad and the economy of a country goes through different phases and there are several graphs in an economy as well. It is a low phase of the economy and I hope it rises in future and thats simply because it has to rise.
Ok, I really want to know the day when Aditya Chopra gave you an offer to act in this film?
It was actually a sigh of relief because it was over 20 days and I had not heard a word from them. I was informed that I was short listed for the role and Adi was really keen on casting me in the film. But the fact being that it was being film and decisions were to be taken, it needs so much of work and you cant choose a girl like that. So when I was finally conveyed that I am doing the film, I thanked God.
Lastly how was the whole experience of working with SRK?
It was the best experience of my life not because SRK is a superstar but it was because of the fact that I discovered him the person that he is. He is truly inspirational. I am a 20-year-old girl and I had signed this film only when I was 19, at such an age a person is getting moulded and your personality is getting developed. So when you come in close proximity of people like SRK and Adi you tend to learn so much from them. They are so good at what they do and thats truly inspirational and it helps me in being who I am and what will I be in future.
Thanks a ton.