WEB DESK: Anushka Sharma is one such rare actress who wears her thoughts on her sleeves. Like recently, she called Salman Khan’s comment of ‘raped woman’ an insensitive one despite Salman being her ‘Sultan’ co-star. So in a recent interview with a leading daily, she has opened up about how the industry is fickle and what was her perception of the same.
She says, “When I walked into Aditya Chopra’s studio to audition (for ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ in 2008), it looked like an advertising office, an environment I was familiar with since I had auditioned for ads, etc. I felt it was chilled out and safe.
“I saw people playing table tennis. When I met Adi, I was suddenly at ease. And then, of course, it was such a big banner launching me opposite Shah Rukh Khan, so I knew that it didn’t get better than that. I know that it’s a fickle industry, no doubt. I understood that very early in my career.
“While my launch was a big one, I did not become the next big thing immediately. Sure, my work was appreciated, but nothing more. So, I’ve gone through that phase, where I’ve seen how fickle this place is. When ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010) happened, I’ve seen people change.
“I’m glad my first film didn’t do that much for me, otherwise, I wouldn’t have had this experience,” with reference to how she considered the film industry to be a bad place before making a mark in Bollywood.
She adds, “When you see the industry’s fickleness so early on, you realize that you are only as good as your last release. It is all about your work. And that has set the way I look at my profession and what I do in my career.
“I don’t believe in a lot of things people say, such as being out of sight is out of mind, or that it’s not good if you don’t do too many films, you don’t market yourself well.
“I used to hear all these things and they would bother me because I was young. But at the same time, I couldn’t get myself to do these things because they didn’t make sense to me back then. I believe that if your film is good, and if you are good, and you will do well.”
Well, we have heard that things, relationships and equations change at the blink of an eye and this interview of Anushka just affirms the same.
With inputs from Bollywood Bubble