Jab We Met lured Anushka to films

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Ac­tor Anushka Sharma (left) says it was the fun-filled char­ac­ter of Geet — played by ac­tor Ka­reena Kapoor Khan — in Im­tiaz Ali’s film, Jab We Met (2007), that at­tracted her to the world of movies.

“I’ve been wait­ing to work with Im­tiaz for the long­est time. I re­mem­ber watch­ing Jab We Met in Bikaner with my par­ents and I felt ‘This is an amaz­ing film’ ... Look­ing at athe char­ac­ter of Geet, I felt I should be do­ing films,” says Anushka.

Her up­com­ing film, Jab Harry Met Se­jal (JHMS), was the first movie to be of­fered to Anushka by Im­tiaz, and she liked the idea so much that she ac­cepted it im­me­di­ately. “I en­joyed col­lab­o­rat­ing with him for JHMS,” she says.

The film marks the third col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Anushka and ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan, af­ter Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008; her de­but film) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). Asked about her first meet­ing with SRK, Anushka says he made her feel at ease on the sets. “I knew him as Shah Rukh, the su­per­star, and I was go­ing to do a ro­man­tic film with him. When we met, he con­grat­u­lated me, was chilled out and made me feel com­fort­able. He wasn’t in­tim­i­dat­ing,” says the 29-year-old, adding, “Later I re­alised that he was such a big sup­port sys­tem for me.”

Ac­tors Shahid Kapoor and Ka­reena Kapoor Khan in a still from Jab We Met

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