Anushka Sharma: Not sure how 100 crore will help me as an actress
02, 2013 at 02:51pm IST – in.com
New Delhi: Anushka Sharma’s last film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ may have managed to get her into the elite 100 crore club in Bollywood but the actress feels the new benchmark would not help her much in her individual career.
With the feat, the 24-year-old actress also got closer to contemporaries like Sonakshi Sinha and Asin, who have the highest number of century hits to their credit along with seniors like Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
“I don’t really understand how much being a part of this 100 crore club genuinely helps me as an actress. I don’t have experience to still ascertain how a 100 crore success could make any difference to my career.
“I am happy that people have liked my film but the way I look at it, sometimes there are films that cater to certain segment of audience and may not always get those crores coming in. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ has made money but I don’t see any of that affecting me,” Anushka told PTI.
The actress, who made her debut with ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan, ended 2012 on a high with director Yash Chopra’s last film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ turning out to be a success at the box office.
“I am really happy that the year ended well for me. People liked me for my performance and to hear something like that is always nice. Honestly, being a part of Yashji’s film was a huge honour,” she said.
Anushka, who has worked with actors like SRK, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor, will be seen opposite Imran Khan in her upcoming Vishal Bhardwaj film ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ and she is excited about the pairing.
“This is our first film together and it would be special for everyone. Since we have not done a film together in the past, our pairing should be interesting. Our combination is striking with Pankaj Kapoor as the third main lead.”
Set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana, ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ is a comedy-drama about Harry played by Pankaj, a wealthy industrialist, who loves his drink, his daughter Bijlee (Anushka) and the unusual bond they both share with Harry’s man Friday, Matru (Imran).
The film also stars Arya Babbar and Shabana Azmi in supporting roles and is slated to release on January 11. When asked about her character in the film, Anushka said, “I think Bijlee is not apologetic about anything. As a character she is someone who likes to shock people. She likes to get reactions out of people. Also, she is overtly practical about things in her life.”
This year Anushka will be working in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ and Rajkumar Hirani’s political satire, ‘PK’ opposite Aamir Khan.