Clearing the air: Anushka Sharma has different plans

Published: June 20, 2016
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Anushka will next be seen in Sultan. PHOTO: FILE

Anushka will next be seen in Sultan. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: What Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are doing on American soil is amazing, believes actor Anushka Sharma, who says she herself is not interested in working on Hollywood projects.

“Everything that I am going to do as an actor doesn’t matter where it’s coming from. It just has to be interesting. I don’t want to go and play a clichéd Indian girl.”

Anushka adds, “The clichés are there. So if I do something, it has to be interesting. What Priyanka and Deepika are doing is amazing … More power to them.” According to her, the Bajirao Mastani stars are helping create more opportunities for Bollywood actors to take the leap to Hollywood.  “They are representing our country in a way and they are opening prospects for other people. It’s awesome, but I am not working towards it.”

‘Sultan’ teaser 2 shows Anushka Sharma in beast mode

The actor, who will soon be seen in Sultan, says sharing screen space with Salman Khan was intimidating. “He is not the kind of a person who will go out of the way to make you feel comfortable. I get intimated to work with Salman and there is no doubt about it,” Anushka says. “He is the same way with everyone and I really like this quality about him. He is very honest.”

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Sultan has been produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner and is slated to release on July 8.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2016.

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