It may be recalled that Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone had both started their bollywood careers with Shah Rukh Khan and since then there have been professional rivalry between them.
Even, presently Deepika Padukone has been shooting for Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming ‘Chennai Express’, while Anushka Sharma’s film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ released some time back. So if their rivalry extends to endorsement world, there is nothing surprising.
In any case, Anushka Sharma has been quite busy with promoting her upcoming flick ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, which features her in the female lead opposite dashing Imran Khan.The movie is due for a worldwide release on January 11, and she is doing her all to make it a success at the box- office.
‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ is being directed by ace filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has a record of successful films like ‘Kaminey’, ‘Omkara’, etc, behind him.
Anushka Sharma plays Bijlee and, as she admits, it is not run-of-the- mill character. It has different layers and shades to it than her earlier roles in commercial movies, where she was mostly required to dance and play around the main character.
For the first time, Anushka admits to have realized that most characters in life are grey and not black or white as she used to take them. The actress is enthusiastic about the film and hopes that it would give her the recognition n respectability that other Vishal Bhardwaj films gave its actors.
Let us wait and watch if Anushka Sharma’s latest flick ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ passes the box- office test on January 11.
K K Rai