Anushka won’t rush to Hollywood
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