“I don’t think that a film should be known as ‘male-centric’ or ‘female-centric’, but it should be known for the story. That would be really nice and viable too. I think ‘NH10’ could have been done equally well by anybody else and it’s not a ‘female-centric’ or ‘male-centric’ film. It’s the story that will appeal to the audience,” Anushka, told IANS in an email interview.
When asked about her criteria while picking projects as an actor or producer, the PK actress said she is inclined towards role she can relate to.
“I always do stories that I believe in, characters that I find interesting and directors who I want to work with. All these factors have contributed while making choices and continue to as an actor and as a producer,” said the actress.
After a power packed “NH 10”, Anushka has also announced her next production “Phillauri”. She is co-producing the film with Fox Star Studios, and will be sharing screen space with singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma, of “Life of Pi” fame.
The actress asserts that “there is no particular subject that I want to address, as a producer I want to make films that will appeal to the audience”.
Anushka has got her hands full of projects this year. She will be seen with Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, and as Salman Khan’s lead lady in Sultan.
A lot of speculation has already surfaced around her film slate, and the actress is also excited about it.
She said: “I will talk about them (the movies) but not now, Eid and Diwali is going to be special for me this year”.