Anushka Sharma is win­ning hearts in her Gu­jarati avatar

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page -

Ac­tor Anushka Sharma has been seen in various on-screen avatars, but it is for the first time that she will be por­tray­ing the role of a Gu­jarati girl in film­maker Im­tiaz Ali’s, Jab Harry Met Se­jal. Her char­ac­ter in the film is that of an in­de­pen­dent, out­spo­ken and free-spir­ited girl who is on a trip to Europe. The newly-launched trailer of the film, in which Anushka is seen along­side ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan, has the au­di­ence root­ing for Anushka as Se­jal.

How­ever, get­ting the im­pec­ca­ble Gu­jarati ac­cent wasn’t easy, ad­mits Anushka. In order to get into the skin of Se­jal’s char­ac­ter, the ac­tor ob­served and im­bibed the man­ner­isms and ac­cent from her makeup artist, who is a Gu­jarati. And that’s not all, she also un­der­went coach­ing from a dic­tion trainer.

Speak­ing about the process of get­ting into the skin of Se­jal’s char­ac­ter, Anushka says, “I learnt the Gu­jarati dic­tion from Dim­ple, my coach. We used to write down the words in the way it is pro­nounced and once you are fa­mil­iar with those words, it’s eas­ier to talk in that ac­cent and style.”

Di­rected by Im­tiaz Ali, Jab Harry Met Se­jal stars Shah Rukh Khan as Harry, a tourist guide in Europe and Anushka Sharma plays Se­jal, a lawyer on a trip to Europe. The movie is sched­uled to re­lease on Au­gust 4.

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