‘Le beta, PK is yours’: Anushka Sharma on how she bagged movie alongside Aamir Khan

Anushka Sharma is back, and how! She has announced her return to the big screen with Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, which released today…

Anushka Sharma is back, and how! She has announced her return to the big screen with Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, which released today and which is expected to catapult her to permanent stardom. Even as the much anticipated film is now running to packed theaters, Anushka Sharma gets into a conversation with us.

You are someone who is never ever seen in a frivolous affair. I am sure there must have been something terrific about PK for you to do it, right?

Honestly, when Rajkumar Hirani called me to meet for the film, I told myself that no matter what, I am going to work with him. His female characters may not have a very lengthy role per se but then they are always very significant. He characterizes them quite well and hence it was a no brainer for me to do PK with Aamir Khan. I am such a huge fan of his work and honestly, even if it was just a 20 minute role, I would have done that. Guess I met him with such purity in heart that even God said – ‘Le beta, I will give you much more than just 20 minutes (smiles)’. I am blessed.

(Anushka Sharma photo: Bollywood Hungama)
(Anushka Sharma photo: Bollywood Hungama)

You seem to be in complete awe. You know, when it comes to a Raju Hirani film, it is not just a movie experience but an opportunity to be a part of something significant; something which inspires people, makes them think and sets them on a much higher level. The only way I can make something of my career and look back proudly at my body of work is by playing memorable roles. Hirani guarantees that.

(Anushka Sharma photo: Bollywood Hungama)
(Anushka Sharma photo: Bollywood Hungama)

For someone whose career has only seen a rise since the days of Band Baaja Baaraat, it is expected that you must have infused substance into your performance all over again, right? I will tell you something.
Recently, the most rewarding experience for me was when in a recent interview where both Raju and I were there, he made a statement that ‘If Anushka is given a role, she elevates it to a different level altogether’. Now he had never said that to me on face ever before but here he was saying it on a public forum. Now that’s the kind of compliment I look for. While shooting, every day on the sets I used to think that Rajkumar Hirani and (writer) Abhijat Joshi are so good that I should be doing something more. Now when he himself said that I was good; I was zapped. I like such pat on my back.

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