I Would Have Been Hurt If My Role Did Not Receive The Appreciation It Did: Anushka Sharma

Actress Anushka Sharma has revealed that she would have been hurt if her role in her movie Sui Dhaaga – Made in India did not get the appreciation it received after the flick released. The actress, who is known for taking up roles that are considered “risky” and loves to experiment, says that although she is confident about her projects, she would have been confused and hurt if this role did not do well. The Yash Raj Films production has been directed by Sharat Katariya, and is an ode to the entrepreneurial spirit that could possibly drive the nation to speedy progress. Anushka shared the screen with Varun Dhawan, whose role also received an equal amount of praise.

"I am very happy that the film has not only set the registers ringing but also received a lot of love from people, and that is paramount for us. I always believed that this film would reach the masses... I feel glad that the collaborative effort of Varun and me has worked for the film and we have been a part of a successful film like 'Sui Dhaaga'," Anushka told IANS.

In the movie, Anushka plays village simpleton Mamta.

The actress has been unconventional in her choice of roles right from her 2008 Bollywood debut Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. The streak continued with projects like Band Baaja Baaraat, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, PK, NH10, Dil Dhadakne Do, Pari and now Sui Dhaaga.

"I feel when I do diverse work like this or I do the so called 'risky' roles like these and when they do well, I feel a sense of validation for the choices that I have made. When the film is successful and my role and work gets appreciated, I get a validation from the audience that I am making the right choices and I should continue to do so.

"I would have been really hurt and confused if a film like 'Sui Dhaaga' or my role in the film hadn't got the appreciation that it has as somewhere I believe that if I play a character like Mamta who is so different to who I am as a person and literally who is at the opposite end of the spectrum to who I am, and if this role had not been received by the audience even though I wanted it to, I would have been really upset."

However, for her it is heartening that the audience noticed a transformation.

"Like I have transformed on-screen... One could not see any traces of Anushka Sharma in Mamta. For any actor, that's the biggest compliment and I hope they will continue to appreciate the diverse work that I am going to do in my career here onwards," Anushka added.

She is also a film producer and is known to back content like NH10, Pari and Phillauri that are not conventionally Bollywood.

"The idea has always been to do films and to do roles which have a unique voice and perspective. My choices have always been unconventional. I have never walked the beaten path and I have always tried to do things in a way that has suited me and what I feel is the right thing to do.

"It so happens that it turns out to be unconventional choices, but the most important thing is that those unconventional choices get appreciated by the audience and applauded by them. That is something which is my true accomplishment because of them."

Picture Courtesy – IANS, Anushka Sharma Instagram