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Anushka wants to take risks as producer

Fresh from the success of her production debut NH10, actress Anushka Sharma says she is excited about her new dual role and promises to back films in future regarded as ‘risky’.

“When I read the script it was like any other film I did. It excited me so much that I wanted to make sure that it happened,” the 26-year-old Bollywood star, who is here to attend the screening of the NH10 at the Beijing Film Festival, told PTI.

“I think it is a wonderful process of transformation from an actress to a producer,” she said giving credit to director Navdeep Singh and writer Sudip Sharma for bringing up such a theme that she could not resist.

“In future also we would like to back films that can be considered slightly risky since they don’t have song and dance,” she added.

Anushka got a rousing reception when she attended the film’s premiere at the festival with a number of Indians turning up to catch a glimpse of their favourite star.

About her transformation, the actress said, “For me as an actor it is brilliant that I can do both song-dance films and also something like NH10. It is versatility which every actor aspires,” she said.

About India-China film co-operation, Navdeep said it is a great opportunity and great market to work on beyond regular market.

With the co-production treaty in place, it would facilitate films outside the standard Bollywood format, he said.

The actress will be seen next with Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet and in the multi-starrer Dil 
Dhadakna Do. 

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