Anushka Sharma couldn’t have asked for a better launch in Bollywood. Her first film was Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in which she was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan. However, the blockbuster did very little for Anushka’s career. It was Maneesh Sharma’s Band Baaja Baaraat that brought her recognition and after that, there was no looking back for this model-turned-actress. Some of her films may not have done so well but that hasn’t stopped her from experimenting with different kinds of roles (and haircuts). It’s been over eight years since her debut movie released and here are a few times when Anushka Sharma was at the top of her game.
Vishal Bhardwaj. Check. Aditya Chopra. Check. Rajkumar Hirani. Check. Anurag Kashyap. Check. Well, in just a few years, Anushka has managed to work with some of the biggest directors in Bollywood. She is also a part of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and the film will be out on Diwali 2016.
Anushka, the producer
Bollywood actors tend to produce films when their career is going nowhere. But Anushka isn’t one of them. While busy with her acting commitments, Sharma decided to start producing movies as well. Her first venture, NH10, won critical acclaim, and Anushka is currently working on her next production, Phillauri.
Unlike her contemporaries, Sharma generally keeps a low profile. She only faced flak for her alleged lip job and was later blamed for Virat Kohli’s slump in form. On both occasions, Anushka took a stand for herself and silenced her critics. More power to you, girl!
The more-than-supporting actor
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif were the lead pair in Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, while Anushka played the second lead. However, Sharma was exceptional and she easily overshadowed Ms. Kaif. In fact, we wish that SRK had chosen her in the end.