Seems Anushka Sharma is taking her debut production venture too seriously. Buzz is that the actress is going an extra mile for the Navdeep Singh’s NH10.
According to sources, Anushka who has played softer roles in her previous films will be surprising the audience by doing some serious action and stunts in this movie. However, since Anushka was too raw to do action, director Navdeep Singh was reluctant to let the actress do them, but she convinced him to give her the opportunity.
Once given a go ahead by her team, the Jab Tak Hain Jaan actress ditched the body double and did the dangerous rock climbing sequence herself. Adds the source, “She is an army kid in real life, therefore she loves taking up such challenges! In fact she later also trained and practiced to be able to do some hand to hand combat scenes aswell.”
Produced by Phantom Films, the thriller is set for a release on March 6.
Source: daily.bhaskar


The Band Baaja Baaraat actress dons a Marilyn Monroe hairdo for Anurag Kashyap’s next

On Monday, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor shot the promotional songMohabbat buri bimari for Anurag Kashyap’s period drama Bombay Velvet. Karan Johar, who plays the villain in the film was also present on the set. has Anushka’s look in the song (see pic).

Talking to us, the film’s stylist Niharika Bhasin Khan said, “Anushka plays a jazz singer from the 50s and 60s and hence she had to stick to a certain kind of wardrobe while shooting for Bombay Velvet. But for this particular song we had to give her a short dress, tear-drop ear-rings and a Marilyn Monroe-ish hairdo.”

Without spilling the beans on the story, Niharika explained, “The change happened simply because this number required Anushka to look contemporary but yet retro. It wasn’t easy to strike the right balance but we pulled it off.”

The song in question was to be directed by Lootera director Vikramaditya Motwanebut was eventually shot by Queen director Vikas Bahl

Source: 9xe

Anushka Sharma is determined that her debut production, NH10, should be as ‘real’ as possible. So director Navdeep Singh decided to fly down French make-up artist, Romy Angevin, from Paris to sculpt her ‘look’.

“It’s a gritty, gory film but thanks to Romy, when you see Anushka lying in a pool of blood, her skin peeling off, you will never guess the amount of prosthetics involved,” says a source from the unit.

The 26-year old actress-producer spent over four hours in make-up before several sequences. It was tedious because most of the shooting was done outdoors in summer and abrasive chemicals were used on her skin.

The film revolves around a young couple, Meera and Arjun, who are attacked after a party in Gurgaon in the wee hours. “The action is not romanticized or over-the-top, but it will make you cringe,” adds the source.

When prodded on the need to fly down a French artist, the director explains, “It’s a new-age thriller and the prosthetics helped to break stereotypes. Anushka is a star but in this film we did not want to glamourise her at all.

The protagonist is a woman who is assaulted but she is spirited and fights back. We wanted the scratches, bruises and gashes she sustains to look convincing. That’s why a specialist in make-up and design was brought in. Romy’s experiences on stage and European films gives the film an world cinema look.”

Source: mumbaimirror

Anushka Sharma is the cover girl of the first 2015 issue of Vogue magazine. And we have here a video the actress’ photo shoot for the glossy.


The actress featured on the cover of the glossy sporting a Burberry trench from their Resort 2015 collection. And similar to the cover, she is seen sporting a lot of colours in the videos – from simple black and white to red and orange.


In a candid chat with the magazine, the actress also said that an actress prettier than her is Katrina Kaif. She further said that she chooses crazy-ass fame over complete privacy. And when she was asked to complete a sentence about her boyfriend, “Virat Kohli is…”, she said, “Virat Kohli is a cricketer.”


On the Bollywood front, Anushka will be seen in her maiden production venture “NH10”, Zoya Akhtar’s “Dil Dhadakne Do” and Anurag Kashyap’s “Bombay Velvet”.


Watch Anushka’s glamorous photo shoot here.



Source: pinkvilla

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is on cloud nine with the success of PK and now she is gearing up for her next much awaited project.

Anushka Sharma will be seen playing the role of Jazz singer in the upcoming movie Bombay Velvet and we got a glimpse of Anushka’s look in the film.

Pics: Anushka Sharma's Retro Look In Bombay Velvet Revealed

PK actress Anushka Sharma recently was spotted during a promotional song from the movie Bombay Velvet and essaying the look of a Jazz singer, Anushka looked super glamorous. Anushka Sharma is seen having a retro look with long earings and Marilyn Monroe’s hairstyle which the actress certainly carried out well.

Pics: Anushka Sharma's Retro Look In Bombay Velvet Revealed

While, Anushka’s look makes us super excited about the movie Bombay Velvet, the promotional song reportedly titled as ‘Mohabbat buri bimari’ also makes us very curious as composer Amit Trivedi and Jazz artiste Mikey McCleary jointly made the song.

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the movie Bombay Velvet also features Ranbir Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Karan Johar, Kay Kay Menon among others.

Source: filmibeat

“What has she done with herself?!”

The question that was on everybody’s minds was also on my phone’s screen two weeks ago. A panicked Anushka loyalist was texting me from a screening of PK.

Forget the film’s Hindutva backlash, the hullabaloo over posters of a naked Aamir Khan or politicians trying to ban the film, my friend was only interested in what had happened to the wholesome, forever smiling Anushka Sharma she loved. For most fans, Anushka had always been a breath of fresh air, bubbling with niceness, and playing roles everyone could relate to.

This new Anushka, thicker-lipped, hair cut like a boy’s, curves hidden in baggy clothes, wasn’t anything like Shruti Kakkar (Band Baaja Baaraat, 2010) or Akira (Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 2012). She didn’t steal the show in PK, the way she had in her previous films. She wasn’t loud. She wasn’t a Punjabi Delhi kudi. She was nothing we were used to.

This year, she’ll play a jazz singer (in Bombay Velvet), a gutsy wife in a thriller (NH10) and the lead in what’s billed as a mature love story (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil). They’re roles again nowhere close to her previous ones.

The change is all part of the plan for Anushka. “I don’t want to do films that people watch and then forget the next morning,” she says when I point out the stark difference in her screen avatar now. “I have to have something to give to the film. I don’t just want my name in the credits. I want to be able to contribute.

As long as that is happening, I am okay with making choices that might not be tried and tested.” The actress seems to be clear about where her career is headed.

What has she done with herself, indeed? How has this quintessential Yash Raj girl, four inches too tall for her heroes, one half of India’s most gossiped-about couple, who’s experimented with her looks, bagged film projects that might make even established actresses envious?


A year of living dangerously
In 2015, you won’t see the happy, chirpy Anushka. She’s piping down and taking a new route instead!
NH10: Anushka’s first home production
Watch out for:
A feisty Anushka like you’ve never seen before. She plays a wife whose husband gets into trouble when their Rajasthan road trip goes wrong.

Bombay Velvet: A period film about ’50s Bombay
Watch out for:
Anushka as a jazz singer. Whether the enhanced lips add to the role or take away from it remains to be seen in this noir-styled film.

Dil Dhadakne Do: Zoya Akhtar’s rich film about rich people and rich-people problems
Watch out for:
Anushka’s performance as she goes head on with a cast of certified pros (Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra).

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Karan Johar’s next directorial venture
Watch out for:
Anushka in this mature love story that also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The early bird
Like most people who covet stardom, Anushka Sharma started young. Very, very young. “When she was 13, Anushka’s parents came to me and said that she was crazy about modelling,” recalls Bangalore-based fashion designer and ramp choreographer Prasad Bidapa, who was her first mentor in showbiz.

“She was extremely dedicated and started doing shows over the weekends. By the age of 16, she had become a supermodel and by 18, she was walking the ramps all over India. I remember telling her parents, ‘Yeh ladki toh zaroor star banegi’.”

Early fame also meant early sacrifices and Anushka was more than willing to make them. “I knew that my friends weren’t doing the same things as I was doing. They were bunking school and college to just hang out at some coffee shop, and if I bunked classes, it could only be for fittings for a show. I didn’t have the luxury of just hanging out.”

Anushka already had a plan in mind, and says she was ambitious from a very young age. “In fact, if I hadn’t achieved something by the time I turned 18, I would have felt disappointed in myself,” she confesses, while admitting that she wanted to be famous even without knowing what field she wanted to excel in. For someone famous at 16, there was no scope for a routine life.

“When I was modelling in Bangalore, I was very sure that I didn’t want to do just another regular show, or be part of an ad where there are so many people that you get lost,” she says. “It was quick money so people did it, but it didn’t feel right to me.”

The urgency to achieve fame grew stronger by the day, and at 17, Anushka was at Bollywood’s doorstep. But her basic dilemma remained: she knew what not to do, but hadn’t a clue about where to go, whom to talk to or what to do.

Granted, her struggle was, in her own words, “nothing compared to what others go through”. As an army kid with ready accommodation in Mumbai’s army quarters, family support in the form of her mother, and relative fame, she was hardly at the bottom of the strugglers’ heap. But there were still challenges.

Bollywood is hard even for a Bangalore model to break into. After a series of auditions and turning down some film roles, Anushka ended up auditioning for a Yash Raj film, and actually bagging not just the role, but a contract for two more films with the banner. Her dream run seemed to have begun.

“When I was auditioning for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, I didn’t know that Aditya Chopra would be the director and I definitely didn’t know that Shah Rukh Khan would star in it,” says Anushka candidly. She didn’t even know who Aditya Chopra was!

“Coming from a non-filmi background, and from Bangalore, where, while growing up, we didn’t watch many Hindi films, I belonged to that ignorant group of people who would not be interested in knowing who the director was. I had watched DDLJ, but as far as I was concerned, it was an SRK-Kajol film,” she says between bouts of laughter.

Three-film deal, two link-ups, one plan
To be fair, Anushka didn’t really steal the show in Rab Ne… (how could any newcomer, in a film with two SRKs?) “The assistant directors on the film used to say that she was an ‘extremely fair girl’. That’s all they had to say,” recalls movie critic Bhawna Somaya.
“I was baffled! How could a girl’s complexion alone be her claim to fame? When I saw the film, though, even I felt that she did not look namkeen enough.” But she showed tremendous promise. “There was immense confidence, and she held her own in front of a legend like SRK. She wasn’t trying to imitate anybody,” adds Somaya. ticked her way through the quintessential Bollywood heroine checklist thereafter: wearing a bikini (Badmaash Company, 2008), dancing around the trees and being the obligatory arm-candy. She also got linked with her co-stars (Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh), but was still not quite in the limelight.

And then, Band Baaja Baaraathappened. “I wasn’t really interested in her as an actor until BBB.

That is when I sat up and took notice,” says movie critic Anupama Chopra. The film, her second in the three-film deal with YRF, not only proved to be a sleeper hit, but also shone the spotlight on her and Ranveer Singh as the next best things.

“Anushka taught me that I should connect with my co-actor and speak to them instead of speaking at them,” says Ranveer Singh, remembering how technically sound she had become within a span of a couple of years.

“She said that I should say the lines as if I’m actually speaking to her and not just delivering dialogue.”

The three-film deal led to more box-office successes like Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl (2011) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and soon Anushka realised she was even more confused than she had been before debuting.

“I got thrust into stardom, and suddenly I was lost,” she says about the period between Band Baaja Baaraat and Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2012). “At such times, a lot of people tell you a lot of things – there are a lot of Dos and Don’ts,” she says, referring to the standard advice given to most Bollywood heroines: Do two movies a year, do mass films. “But whatever I was hearing wasn’t really resonating with me; I wasn’t convinced about it.”

Just like before, she knew what she didn’t want  – arm-candy appearances where a director was just “presenting” her instead of making use of her. But this time around, she put her head to it, and decided to change the rules herself. “After Band Baaja Baaraat, I made a list of 10 directors that I specifically wanted to work with, and that became my plan.”

Controversy’s child
Anushka’s plan was perfect, and she soon got her wish, too. She signed films with Yash Chopra, Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap – all directors from that list – but faced an unexpected roadblock.

Other actresses were busy making headlines with their breakthrough roles. While 2012 wasPriyanka’s year with Barfi!, 2013 marked Deepika’s Rs 500cr films and 2014 belonged to Kangana and Queen. But Anushka remained absent from the silver screen for two years through a stroke of bad luck (PK and Bombay Velvet were delayed back to back).

Her absence from films, however, sent the paparazzi snooping around for gossip. She remained in the news for all the wrong reasons and she reacted to them then with as much fire as she does now.

Some reports called her malnourished (“Those articles calling me anorexic really irritated me, they used the term so loosely”). Some spoke only of her relationship with cricketer Virat Kohli and how she was distracting him from his game (“When you blame me for someone else’s performance, it’s ridiculous, but our country loves cricket so much that they think whatever they say is fine”).

Some said she wasn’t getting along with Priyanka Chopra on the sets of the upcoming Dil Dhadakne Do (“Why does this question of ‘getting along’ arise only with female co-stars? Reducing someone to a bitch-fight is disgusting!”).

A lot of eyebrows raised when she turned producer (“I’m turning producer because I want to, not because I have no films to sign. Why does the question of sustainability come up only when actresses turn producers?”).

And finally, there was the infamous incident in which she appeared on an episode of Koffee WithKaran in early February 2014, with lips so full, that it was all people seemed to talk about. In true Anushka style, she sportingly owned up to using lip plumpers (“If I were ashamed of it, I wouldn’t have spoken about it so openly. I spoke out because I don’t like getting bullied!”).

Ranveer Singh believes that her unflappable quality is what keeps her afloat in Bollywood. “She’s very clear about the things she wants to focus on in her life,” he says. “She doesn’t get perturbed by negativity and tabloid reports. It’s wonderful to see someone who only concerns herself with the stuff that really matters.”

PK hit the theatres in December 2014, two years after her previous film (Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola), and even then, the controversies didn’t stop. Right-wing political parties were up in arms about its depiction of Hinduism, even as the movie minted money at the box office. “What has been said [in the film] is what exists. And if people want to ignore that, then it’s for them to deal with,” says Anushka.

On the day of our interview, gunmen had just stormed into the offices of Paris satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 12. Anushka felt as strongly about it as she did about the PK controversy. “I feel like we’re just so intolerant! We’ve all been given a choice, means to lead our lives and it’s in our control. It’s completely fine if you choose to do something differently than I do, as long as you’re not harming anybody.”

When Anushka made headlines
While Virat Kohli has asked the media to take a hint about their relationship, Anushka remains silent.
On this episode of Kofee With Karan, Anushka admitted to using lip plumpers.
She signed Raju Hirani’s PK much to the surprise of her contemporaries. He was also on her wishlist.

Rising to the top
For now, Anushka Sharma is the heroine of Bollywood’s biggest grossing film of all time (Rs 626Cr and counting for PK). Her 2015 line-up: Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, KJo’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and her own home production, NH10, will keep her in the news practically all year.

And yet, there isn’t a quality so distinctive that sets Anushka apart. Anupama Chopra believes that her ability to fit in is actually what makes the actress stand out. “Anushka is Everywoman. She is the girl next door without being banal or boring. She’s accessible,” Chopra says.

“Perhaps it’s because she’s not staggeringly beautiful like Deepika or Katrina. She seems like someone you would be able to speak with; you could know her in real life.You aren’t in awe of Anushka, and that works in her favour, because she’s very attractive in an accessible way.”

And that’s perhaps what Anushka has realised too. She says having a reality check is the most important thing. “I want the appreciation, but I don’t want people to define me,” she says. “You can’t take yourself so seriously. There’s a limit to how long this [stardom] will go on, and after that you’re going to have a regular life. At that time, you don’t want to be the person who is deprived of attention and is feeling worthless.”

She has the same attitude towards her upcoming films. “I feel nice when people say that it’s going to be my year, but I want more from life than just having one year which goes well,” she says. “I’m not a baniya. I don’t want to say, ‘Arre iss saal mera turnover achcha ho gaya’.”

Instead, she wants to keep working harder. That list that she’d made after BBB? It’s much longer. She’s already getting into her second home production. She might not be known as the hottest actress, or one with the best track record, or the best item song, but she’s certainly the most dogged.

And while people think levelheadedness and accessibility are her gig, she simply says it’s patience. “I want to be able to do things on my own terms, and I have the resilience to sustain such a desire,” she says, smiling.

From the author’s diary versions of our cover girl. Pick the one you like
Over the last fortnight, while speaking to her for this interview, I saw two distinct sides to Anushka Sharma. Both were equally interesting

Anushka 1.0
She is sitting in a room at Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s office as I enter expecting to see Jagat Janani from PK (since all actors promote films ‘in character’ these days). Thankfully, I see a casual Anushka, lounging on a mattress with a cup of coffee. For a Bollywood actress, she seems extremely verbose.

“The Indian media jumps to conclusions, they dictate the way things ought to be,” she says, while discussing the hazaar accusations she’s faced in the recent past. After aggressively defending her lips, her love life and a lack of films in 2013-2014, she just signs off with, “Love me, hate me, I’m here to stay!”

Anushka 2.0’s far more relaxed than she was the first time around. Funny, even. She’s in Australia cheering for her (boy) friend Virat Kohli during his matches, and I’m freezing my fingers off, talking to her over the phone from Delhi.

I apologise for taking her away from the game and she says, “It’s okay, you’re the one getting charged for ISD!” I detect a strong sense of security in her words this time. “I find it very easy to walk away from things,” she tells me.

Towards the end of our chat, I ask her about playing four extremely different roles, and she says, “I don’t want to follow any template.” This Anushka, the detached one, is my favourite.

Source: hindustantimes

PepsiCo has signed up actor Anushka Sharma to endorse its 7UP lemon drink. A PepsiCo spokesperson confirmed the development, but declined to divulge the fees it has paid the actor.

An official in the talent management industry said her fees may have gone up after the stupendous success of PK, in which she acted opposite Aamir Khan. The film has already raked a record Rs 620 crore in worldwide box-office collections.

PepsiCo is expected to release bigscale advertisements of all its key brands in the coming weeks to coincide with the cricket World Cup and IPL lined up back to back.

Lime-lemon beverages make up the fastest-growing segment with . 14,000-crore aerated drinks in the ` market in the country.


Source: economictimes

Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma has hit a new record in her Twitter fan following, which has risen to over four millions. The actress was last seen in Bollywood blockbuster ‘PK’ which also starred Aamir Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput.

The actress, who has been in limelight for her relationship with Indian Test cricketer Virat Kohli, took to Twitter to thank her fans for their love.

“Thank you to all the 4M of U for the love &support. Appreciate it all the way. Lots of love #4MillionAnushkaholics,” she tweeted along with her photograph, in which she is seen in casuals and shades with four fingers up.

The ‘PK’ star used the micro-blogging site to share updates about her projects and more.

Anushka has co-produced Navdeep Singh’s action thriller ‘NH10′ along with Phantom Films, in which she also plays the lead role opposite Neil Bhoopalam. She will star in Anurag Kashyap’s period romance ‘Bombay Velvet’, opposite Ranbir Kapoor, which is scheduled for release in May.

The ‘PK’ actress has also completed work on Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, a drama about a dysfunctional Punjabi family, co-starring Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, and Priyanka Chopra, in which Sharma will play Singh’s love interest.

In addition, Anushka has committed to star alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Karan Johar’s romantic drama ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.

Source: Jagran

Anushka Sharma

PK has done the unthinkable. The film has managed to breach the 300 crore mark, hence forming a new club in Bollywood. While 100 crore has been in vogue for some time and 200 crore is the ‘in’ thing, not many were expecting a 300 crore club to open in quick time. However, this has happened now and Anushka Sharma is giving Aamir Khan good company in thisRajkumar Hirani directed film, which is going strong till date.

Considering the kind of huge expectations that the film was carrying ever since it was announced, was Anushka scared to some extent at the least?

See, I would never try to go towards the result of my film and think how much money it is going to make. I can just not look into my films like that. I would rather want to know if people have loved the film and whether they have loved my performance; that’s something which is more important to me. Jab woh sab theek hoga toh money toh aa hi jaayegi. Let me quote from Hirani’s own 3 Idiots – ‘You chase excellence and success will come to you’. That has been my thought as well.

Anushka Sharma with Rajkumar Hirani on the sets of PK

When it comes to Anushka’s performance in the film, Hirani appears to be quite happy with what she has brought on screen. Still, one hears that she always sought his nod of approval quite explicitly after every scene!

I am always unsure and doubt myself. In fact whenever someone compliments me, I feel like that they are lying. That mujhe encourage karne ke liye bas aise hi bol rahe hain. I am never happy with myself till a director says it. Just by myself, I can never bring myself to say that ‘Bhai waah, maine kya performance diya hai’. So in order to be 200% sure, I need that kind of encouragement from the director.

With Anurag Kashyap (Bombay Velvet), Zoya Akhtar (Dil Dhadakne Do), Navdeep Singh (NH10) and Karan Johar (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) as her next four directors, one looks forward to knowing more about the words of encouragement that came from them as well!

Source: missmalini

From spending over 20 months without a release to hitting back with a 300 crore All Time Blockbuster, it has been a massive turnaround for Anushka Sharma. For a leading lady who has been putting her money on films which may be less in count but come with high repute for sure, especially when it comes to the directors she is working with; Anushka Sharma has indeed come a long way from her Rab Ne Bana Di Jodidays. Now suddenly, 2015 is looking even brighter with diverse genre of films in NH10, Bombay Velvet andDil Dhadakne Do, even as she gears up to begin shooting for Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Between Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and PK, didn’t it turn out to be too much of a waiting period for you? Wasn’t it frustrating, especially when you had just delivered a 100 crore hit with Jab Tak Hai Jaan?
I will tell you something. When an actor is not coming out with a film or not being spoken about, then people start thinking that he or she is may be out of circulation. However the fact remains that it is during this time when she is actually working. This has been the case with me for last couple of years. I will reap the fruits of that now (smiles).

You were heard stating that when you work on a film, you look at your director for his nod of approval after every scene. How much have Rajkumar Hirani’s words of appreciation mattered to you during PK?
A lot (says promptly). See, even if somebody gives me the highest kind of award that ‘Hey Anushka, you are a great actor’, at the end of the day I need my director to say that. I need his approval. I can never be sure about myself and when it came to working with Hirani, I wanted to see the film through his eyes. A director has already seen the film mentally and I can’t just act and leave it at that. I need to see whether I am in the same mould that my director has created for me. I am led to believe that Hirani was content after all!

How are you seeing your next film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) through Karan Johar’s eyes? Considering the kind of credentials (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor) involved with the film, are there any special preparations that you are making for the film?
Karan has offered me a very-very good role and I am very kicked about it. Having said that, as of now there is so much on my platter that I haven’t fully discussed everything with Karan. We have been bouncing off ideas. May be we would get back to discussing ADHM in detail later this month.

Source: bollywoodhungama