She been a part of top grossers like PK and Sultan, but Anushka Sharma says that being seen as a versatile actor is true success. Anushka, who ventured into Bollywood in 2008 has carved a niche for herself and has worked with experienced filmmakers like Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar and will now be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s next. She also featured in debutant Navdeep Singh’s dark film NH10 and has experimented with her roles.
The 28-year-old says her interest in these directors is because they all are from different schools of thoughts. “All their films are very different. I think if you as an actor can convince such directors, who are different from one another, that you can be convincing part in their film...I think that for me is a huge success because that just shows that everyone sees you as a versatile actor,” said Anushka.
Asked if she considers working with big names important, she said, “I feel like it is for the work they do. For me, it’s not like I am going to look t the money the director’s film has made before their film... For me, it is about working with the director whose work I have admired.”
The Dil Dhadakne Do actor says she once made a list of directors she wanted to work with and at present she is happy to have worked with most of the names.
“Today I am happy to see that I managed to strike most of the names and now I am working with Imtiaz Ali, who is another person I was really looking forward to working with,” she said.
On the work front, Anushka will be seen in Karan’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which also features actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor. She will also be seen in Phillauri”, an upcoming romantic comedy film, directed by Anshai Lal.