Anushka won’t rush to Hol­ly­wood

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With two box of­fice hits last year –Sul­tan and Ae Dil Mushkil, one upcoming film with Shah Rukh Khan and her own pro­duc­tion, Phillauri, in 2017, ac­tor Anushka Sharma is in a happy space. Even when other In­dian hero­ines such as Priyanka Cho­pra and Deepika Padukone are mak­ing a mark in Amer­i­can films and TV, Anushka says she’s in no hurry to head West.

“I’m not ac­tively work­ing to­wards any­thing like that, and I feel things just hap­pen. If some­thing great comes up, I will give it a thought, but I’m not dy­ing for it at the mo­ment.”

Ask her if Hol­ly­wood has sort of be­come the next big thing for In­dian ac­tors, she says it’s just an ex­ten­sion of what one does. “One can start work­ing in any kind of cinema — whether it’s Hol­ly­wood or Korean films or even re­gional cinema. It’s about what in­ter­ests you and where work takes you for in­ter­est­ing roles, which will de­fine your abil­ity as an ac­tor. And that’s the only rea­son why I would sign any film, ir­re­spec­tive of where I am sign­ing it. So, the con­cept (in Hol­ly­wood) has to be amaz­ing.”

All praise for her fel­low ac­tors, Priyanka and Deepika who are woo­ing fans world­wide, Anushka says their achieve­ments are huge steps for In­dian rep­re­sen­ta­tion on the in­ter­na­tional scene. “It shows the pop­u­lar­ity of In­dian ac­tors around the world. Hats off to the girls be­cause it’s not easy to just com­pletely shift some­where else, and start afresh with such zeal. It’s some­thing that they are han­dling so well and I have a lot of re­spect for what they are do­ing.”

I’m not ac­tively work­ing to­wards any­thing (Hol­ly­wood project), and I feel things just hap­pen. If some­thing great comes up, I will give it a thought ANUSHKA SHARMA, AC­TOR

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