A decade ago, she was a petite teen walking the ramp at a plethora of shows. Fast-forward to 2017 and she’s one of India’s most successful actresses,who’s managed to pave her way into audience’s hearts with her spunky performances and outspoken attitude. We caught up with the Bengaluru-bred Anushka Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of her second production Phillauri, in which she plays a friendly ghost. Having boldly broken barriers by turning producer, Anushka says, “I want to make good films with new content and tell different stories. It could be in any genre.”
When she chose to take up production, many people around her advised her not to do so. “They said that it’s not something that actresses who are doing well do, and it’s only done by heroines in the tail-end of their careers.
I found that silly, because I thought ‘why not take advantage of my standing and bankability as an actor’,” says the fiery star, adding, “I didn’t do it to break barriers, but later, I realised that it was away from the conventional norm.”
In an industry that usually shies away from the word ‘feminism’, Anushka’s identification of herself as a feminist is undeniably a breath of fresh air. “Feminism is about equal rights for everybody and not about male-bashing.But it’s such an abused term now. Personally, I feel that I should do the right things in life and that’s what I’m doing,” she says