India cricketer Virat Kohli has revealed that he loved actress and wife Anushka Sharma’s performance in her latest, Zero. Although the movie has received mixed reviews, the actress has been praised for her performance by audience and critics alike. Kohli took to his Twitter account to tweet, "Saw 'Zero' and loved the entertainment it brought. I enjoyed myself. Everyone played their parts well. Loved Anushka Sharma's performance because I felt it was a very challenging role and she was outstanding."
Sharma plays a specially-abled scientist in the film which has been helmed by Aanand L. Raj. It features Shahrukh Khan as a dwarf. Aside from Kohli, many celebrities have praised the film which has received criticism due to its “flawed writing” and mainly for its second half which people did not enjoy.
"Really really liked 'Zero'. Barring one sequence where all the stars gather post interval, which disconnected me. No easy resolutions, stretching the imagination... it's really a brave film. It engaged me throughout. I really feel its the people's expectations that disappoints them," Anurag Kashyap tweeted.
Swara Bhasker shared, "Aanand, SRK, (writer) Himanshu Sharma redefine what hero and heroine are for Bollywood. The hero a dwarf and a loser (cocky though), and the heroine on a wheelchair; and the film refuses to let us see them through the prism of their disabilities," she tweeted.
Screen-writer Kanika Dhillon, who is known for films such as Kedarnath and Manmarziyaan, "dedicated" a note to the screenwriters and told them not to ‘dwarf’ their dreams.
She wrote: "I realised 'Zero' is perhaps one of the best, bravest and one of the most important films of the year."
"Be it the incomplete characters, which refuse to bow down to their weaknesses, they entertain and endear! People were whistling and clapping at the dialogues in the first half, and then it takes a leap of faith! It takes the dwarf to Mars! From Meerut to Mars!"
Even Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, has also praised Shahrukh’s performance in the film.
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