Anush Sharma thanks her gut feel­ing for wins

One of the youngest pro­duc­ers in Bol­ly­wood, she broke gen­der stereo­types with­out plan­ning it

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She has achieved a lot in her nine-year ca­reer — be it work­ing with Bol­ly­wood’s top male leads or launch­ing her own pro­duc­tion house — and ac­tor Anushka Sharma (right) says that it has all hap­pened be­cause her de­ci­sions are not in­flu­enced by what oth­ers think.

The 35-year-old star says that she has al­ways “fol­lowed her in­stincts” and done what she felt was right for her. “When you don’t come from the [film] in­dus­try, the neg­a­tive is that you get lost and you take time to get used to it, but the pos­i­tive is that you have no pre-con­ceived no­tions and you can go any­where,” Anushka says.

“I de­cided to be a pro­ducer at the age of 25, and ev­ery­one thought I was crazy. They thought when my act­ing ca­reer was go­ing well, why was I get­ting into pro­duc­tion, be­cause usu­ally, ac­tors be­come pro­duc­ers when they don’t have any­thing to do. This [idea], I felt was bizarre and stupid,” she adds.

Anushka rather be­lieves in tak­ing her own de­ci­sions. “I don’t do things to break stereo­types; I just fol­low what my heart says. I don’t get scared eas­ily. If I want to do some­thing and I feel it’s cor­rect, I will do it. I don’t think of what oth­ers will say or think about my de­ci­sion,” she states.

Anushka is now all set for the re­lease of her sec­ond pro­duc­tion, Phillauri, also star­ring Diljit Dosanjh and Su­raj Sharma. Though she has tasted im­mense suc­cess in Bol­ly­wood, she says that “the only time I felt good was when I bought my house”.

The ac­tor re­calls, “I felt very ac­com­plished. Of course, peo­ple no­tice you and all of that, but I felt very awk­ward about it, when that hap­pened. I didn’t know how to re­act when peo­ple started recog­nis­ing me. I was like, ‘What am I sup­posed to do? How am I sup­posed to be­have?’ If you al­ways wanted to be an ac­tor, you vi­su­alise peo­ple com­ing to you and tak­ing au­to­graphs. But when you didn’t want to be an ac­tor, you worry [about how to han­dle fame].”

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