In conversation with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma
Ever since she made a splash in Bollywood in 2008, starring alongside superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi as the soft-spoken Tani, Anushka Sharma has been in the news; be it for her relationship with an ace cricketer or her recent lip enhancement fracas. But the no-nonsense, svelte actress chooses to let her work do the talking, like she did when essaying the role of the feisty and bold Farah Ali in Zoya Akhtar’s latest, Dil Dhadakne Do. It seems things are going well for the star with news of her upcoming film directed by Karan Johar, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and also, her recent endorsement deal. Anushka has been signed on as the face of the new, best ever Pantene. In a conversation with the actress, we chatted about her hair and skin care regime, among other things. Here are excerpts from the interview...
You now represent Pantene as their new brand ambassador. Tell us a little bit about this association and how you decided to come onboard.
Well, it feels great! The biggest reason, of course, is that the new and improved Pantene truly works for me. With every wash I can really feel my hair getting stronger, shinier and more manageable.
You’ve also recently turned vegetarian. How important is your diet as an actress?
Eating right is very, very important to me. I have turned vegetarian since the last 10 months and I love it. I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fruits and veggies. I believe one shouldn’t starve themselves but simply eat healthy.
Every girl has bad hair days. How do you deal with yours?
I just tie it up in a top knot bun if I ever have a bad hair day! The good thing is that it is a trending look currently, so that works out well for me, thankfully!
We know you love flaunting a high ponytail or waves in your hair, but what would you say is your signature, go-to hairdo?
Honestly, it depends on the outfit and what looks best with it.
Pigtails, braids or hair bands – take a walk down memory lane and tell us about your childhood hair memories…
I was never a fan of two plaits; I was quite tomboyish in school so the most I would do is sometimes tie my hair in a ponytail.
Your one #BestEver hair care tip for our readers…
One thing I’ve learnt from all my hair experts is to always use both, shampoo and conditioner in every wash. Second, choose products that will do all the hard work for you and give you healthy, shiny hair. Choose products that focus on making your hair strong from within—that is the real secret to beautiful hair.
I was never a fan of two plaits; I was quite tomboyish in school so I would sometimes just tie my hair in a ponytail.