The trend of female centric films finding a place in Bollywood is hailed by many, but Anushka Sharma has an entirely different point of view. The actor says films should not be differentiated on the basis of gender as the key to a good movie lies in its storyline.
“I don’t think that a film should be known as ‘male-centric’ or ‘female-centric’, but it should be known for the story. That would be really nice and viable too. I think NH10 could have been done equally well by anybody else and it’s not a ‘female-centric’ or ‘male-centric’ film. It’s the story that will appeal to the audience,” said Anushka.
After strutting on the ramp as a model, Anushka walked in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, and went on to carve a name for herself in showbiz. The common string that ties all her films together be it Band Baaja Baaraat, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, PK or Dil Dhadakne Do is the presence of strong female characters. She opted for a film with a strong message about honour killing and respect for women as she went behind camera as a producer last year with NH10. When asked about her criteria while picking projects as an actor or producer, she said she is inclined towards roles she can relate to.
“I always do stories that I believe in, characters that I find interesting and directors who I want to work with. All these factors have contributed while making choices and continue to as an actor and as a producer.”