'I have not completely embraced my fame'
Anushka Sharma is awkward with fame, and hasn't completely embraced her stardom. The actor-producer says she still lives in denial, and yearns to lead a normal life. From taking risks early on in her career to getting into the filmmaking business as a producer, Anushka has come a long way since her modelling days. She is one of Indian film industry's highest paid actores, and also got featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list. But how has her fame shaped up her life?
"I have never answered this question. Not even thought about it. I have always been very awkward with fame. I am not an actor who has embraced fame completely," saidAnushka.
"There are actors who embrace fame... Like Salman Khan is a star, and he embraces his fame. Like Varun Dhawan when he is out there, he embraces his stardom. If he will go out to the crowd, he will be comfortable. If I will go to a crowd, I will be uncomfortable," added the actor, who is confident about her forthcoming film Sui Dhaaga – Made in India – a Yash Raj Films production. Anushka asserts that she is not "someone who embraces her stardom".
"I still stay in denial about it, and reluctant as well." For her, normalcy is very important. "I want to do normal things. I want to go to a grocery store and all. I want to be able to do simple things and normal things." At this point of the conversation, Anushka, who is married to ace cricketer Virat Kohli, was quick to point out that fame is a "double-edged sword".
"I get real satisfaction when my films are watched. I want more people to go and watch it. It is a double-edged sword like that. When people support me, I want to give them my everything."