Bangalore gal Anushka Sharma doesn’t like being labelled glamorous. The actor, who’s hot property after the success of her film Band Baaja Baaraat says, “It’s one of the most abused words, it’s just about pretty clothes and good makeup.
The actor, who’s a rom-com regular with her girl-next-door image, is, meanwhile, all set to get pulses racing with her hot new avatar in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. But while she will sizzle on screen with barely there clothes, the actor has in recent times come under fire for her almost anorexic look. “I’m genetically blessed. I don’t have to work hard to lose weight. I’m just toning up for a healthier look,” she says. And her wardrobe in the film, styled by designer Aki Narula, is in keeping with the look of the film. The film is set in Goa, where everyone dresses down. So throughout the film you will find us in loose pyjamas and rather inexpensive clothes,” she says.
In the film, the actor plays Anushka an ambitious, quirky and interesting character. Is it true that she’s on a long-term contract with a top production house (three of her four releases were produced by this banner)? ” No I’m not. I will work with anybody. Fortunately, I’m getting to work with A-listers. And Aditya Chopra has a lot of respect for my talent. If he finds me good enough for a script, then so be it.
With the good work she gets to do, the four-film-old actor also has to deal with the other side of the glam world – rumours and controversies. But Anushka’s learnt to take things in her stride. Link-ups with co-stars, especially, Ranveer Singh don’t rattle her anymore. “It’s become fashionable to generate buzz through link-ups. The funny part is that I have been linked with all the married stars. I’m friendly with my co-stars and have a healthy relationship with them. Some of them are really nice and protective. But I don’t lead my life according to what people say,” she states.
Films apart, live performances are also keeping Anushka busy these days. She was in Hyderabad recently, along with other B-town biggies like SRK, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Ranveer, to perform at the wedding extravaganza of Mallika Reddy, business tycoon GVK Reddy’s granddaughter. “This is another aspect to an actor’s life,” she laughs and adds, “We are entertainers at the end of the day. However, the quick-footed actor just doesn’t shimmy at any wedding. “I choose where I perform and dance only where I’m comfortable,” she says. TOI