After Kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma Talks About Nepotism In Bollywood

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

Kangana Ranaut‘s now infamous appearance on Koffee With Karan was like opening a bag of worms. Ever since she spoke blatantly about nepotism in Bollywood and accused Karan Johar of the same, it has become something that everybody is talking about, because let’s face it, we all know it exists. Anushka Sharma was at the press conference for Phillauri yesterday and was asked by Indian Express if she had to deal with nepotism. Here’s what she said.

We all have different journeys and different experiences and I am sure the actors sitting next to me on the stage will agree on this part. Aditya Chopra gave me my launchpad. Yes, I am an outsider and he launched me in a big film. Similarly, he has launched Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra and we three are completely from a non-filmy background. Going by my experience, I have a lot of respect for Aditya Chopra because he gave a platform to the actors and I have personally never experienced it [nepotism]. For me, things changed after Band Baaja Baaraat and then people started taking me seriously and that film literally changed my life.”

She makes a lot of sense.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/03/16/after-kangana-ranaut-anushka-sharma-talks-about-nepotism-in-bollywood/

Anushka Sharma: I’ve never faced nepotism in any way

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

Actress Anushka Sharma on Wednesday said that she never faced nepotism in her decade-long career in Bollywood despite being an outsider. Actress Kangana Ranaut had called filmmaker Karan Johar the “flag bearer of nepotism” on his talk show, leading to a war of words between the director and the actress. Anushka, who made her acting debut in 2008 with Aditya Chopra’s “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”, said she got a chance to make it big in the industry without a godfather.”The production house which launched me, I can’t talk like that about them because they gave an outsider like me a chance,” Anushka said in an interview here.

The actress said Yash Raj Films could have easily taken an industry kid on board but they have given a chance to many outsiders.”They did have an option to take any industry kid at that time but Aditya Chopra put faith in me. I can talk about my experience and I’ve never faced nepotism in any way. Whether this happens or not, everybody has their own experiences. May be it happens but I can never say this about Aditya.”He has launched all the outsiders. Me, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra. Except for Arjun (Kapoor), all the Yash Raj talent are outsiders.”

The 28-year-old actress is currently gearing up for her upcoming production “Phillauri“, in which she stars opposite Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh.The romantic-drama chronicles the story of a young man (Suraj Sharma) who meets a friendly spirit (Anushka) after he reluctantly marries a tree to ward off any threats to his love life.The film is scheduled to release on March 24.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/anushka-sharma-ive-never-faced-nepotism-in-any-way/

Are These Leading Ladies Coming Together On Koffee With Karan?

Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma

Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma

Trust Karan Johar to bring the best faces from Bollywood together on his show, Koffee With Karan. After Ranbir Kapoor & Ranveer Singh‘s fabulous episode and Mira Rajput & ShahidKapoor‘s fun banter, we may get to see 2 leading actresses from Bollywood together on the couch.

As per a report in BL, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma are all set to be guests on the show. The two actresses reportedly bonded well during the making of Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Now we all remember the explosive Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor episode. It’s definitely time we get another episode that is high on female energy. *wink*

Earlier, reports suggested that Katrina will appear on the show with Salman Khan, but that turned out to be false as the latter came with his brothers. Later, it came to our knowledge that she will be seen on the show with her Bang Bang co-actor, Hrithik Roshan. As for Anushka, she reportedly refused to be on the chat show, in order to avoid any discussion on her personal life.

Well, I guess we will have to wait slightly longer to find out the truth. But as long as these beautiful ladies come on the show, we don’t mind waiting!

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/12/03/leading-ladies-coming-together-koffee-karan/

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie review: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan steals the thunder from Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma

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Ae dil hai mushkil

Karan Johar’s Diwali offering Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has finally hit theatres along with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. Is the movie worth your time this Diwali? Read our review to find out!

What’s it about:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a film about love and it’s many shades. There is a track of unrequited love, one that’s a purely platonic, another that deals with the physical attraction, but more or less the film is about companionship and realising that one side love can also be fulfilling. Ranbir Kapoor plays Ayan an aspiring singer whose chance meeting with Alizeh played by Anushka Sharma results in the two experiencing and realising emotions their never felt before. Ayan and Alizeh start off as friends, both coming off breakups, one a serious relationship while the other a casual affair. Despite the length of it both Alizeh and Ayan experience heart break and process it differently. The storyline gets a dramatic twist when Ayan’s love for Alizeh isn’t reciprocated as per his expectation. Fawad Khan plays her ex boyfriend Ali who begs her to give their relationship another chance resulting in marriage. A heart broken Ayan finds love or rather lust the second time around in the arms of a poet Sabah played by the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Things get seriously complicated in the second half when Alizeh is diagnosed with cancer. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is complex and long. It is also indulgent yet relatable to situations we all have been through.

What’s hot:

Karan Johar’s forte is using popular culture to narrate a story with an universal appeal. His take on love and relationships is deep and flakey at the same time. The first half is light and the banter between Ranbir and Anushka extremely engaging. Props to the writers for using words and language that is not only current but also entertaining. References to other films, namely the ones from the 80s and KAran’s own are a major highlight. Like every other Karan Johar film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is glossy and extremely good looking. Performances are a major highlight with Ranbir being the stand out act. He owns Ayan like he’s felt every emotion being played out. It’s not just the heavy duty long monologues where he shines but even the small subtle reaction scenes to his co-actors make his performance that much more endearing. Fawad Khan manages to make a striking presence felt with his good looks and charm, only if he had a longer role. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks like she’s sashayed out of a beauty pageant and her moments with Ranbir have intense sensuality and passion. Lisa Haydon’s cameo is funny and the ‘vaatavaran’ line will soon become a catch phrase.

What’s not: 

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s biggest flaw is the lack of chemistry between its lead pair. For a film whose protagonist experiences love and loss multiple times with different people the execution of the narrative gets lost in translation. Ayan and Alizeh start off as friends only to get caught in a web of mutually unresolved feelings. When we revisit them in the second half their track is still stuck on an endless loop. Dialogues are too heavy and sound off when used in every day conversation. Sabah being a poet can speak in that dialect but when Alizeh and Ayan start their banter it just gets repetitive. Shah Rukh’s much hyped cameo fizzles out before you take that collective sigh. The plot goes downhill once Alizeh’s terminal illness track sets in. The scenes gets heavy and that cloud of ‘been there seen that’ looms till the very end.

What to do:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has some really nice moments, but they are few and suffer the curse of a weak second half. Nevertheless watch it for Ranbir and Karan’s interpretation of love, loss and longing.

Rating:2.5 out of 5

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/ae-dil-hai-mushkil-movie-review-aishwarya-rai-bachchan-steals-the-thunder-from-ranbir-kapoor-and-anushka-sharma/

 

This Is Why Shooting For ‘Channa Mereya’ Was Extremely Painful For Anushka Sharma

Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil HaiMushkil

Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil HaiMushkil

Three songs of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil have come out and we cannot decide which one we love more! All the tracks are absolutely wondrous but for some reason, Channa Mereya is the closest to my heart. Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have acted beautifully and are doing complete justice to the soulful number. But guess what? Though both of them look fabulous in the video, it seems Anushka had a rather tough time behind the scenes. The lehenga that she’s seen wearing during the sequence weighs 20 kilos! Obviously, it was quite difficult for the actress to carry so much weight.

What’s more, Channa Mereye was shot on the first floor of a palace and therefore, Ms. Sharma had to take the stars at least 25-30 times a day. That’s because she had to go downstairs and then climb all the way up during every break between shots. And the song was shot over a span of 4 days. Poor Anushka!

But all’s well that ends well. And considering she has managed to weave magic on screen, it was all worth it!

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/10/06/shooting-channa-mereya-extremely-painful-anushka-sharma/

Is Virat Kohli’s possessiveness driving Anushka Sharma away from him?

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli

Close sources to the cricketer tell BollywoodLife that all’s not well between Anushka Sharma and her beau Virat Kohli. The actress who is currently busy with Imtiaz Ali film opposite Shah Rukh Khan also has Ae Dil Hai Mushkil up for release this Diwali. We hear that it’s not just the actress’ buy schedule, but also her beau Virat’s possessiveness that driving Anushka away from the cricketer. Recently rumours were abuzz that Anushka and Virat had called it quits. In the beginning of this year Anushka and Virat break-up made headlines. Virat indirectly confirmed this news by posting a single status update on Instagram and deleting it soon after. The damage was done already, paps went berserk and both Anushka and Virat were constantly quizzed about their split. Both the parties maintained a dignified stance and refused to divulge any details of the reason why they had parted ways.

Speculations were rife that the actress wanted to focus on her filmi career while Virat wanted to get hitched. Insiders revealed that that Kohli wanted Anushka to quit Bollywood and settle down. Anushka indulged herself in the preparations of Sultan and immersed herself in work completely. Virat made several appearances and we hear tried really hard to woo back his ladylove. He did succeed too, but looks like their relationship is again back on square one. There’s trouble brewing in their paradise.

Source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/is-virat-kohlis-possessiveness-driving-anushka-sharma-away-from-him/

Anushka Sharma To Play A Cameo In Ranbir Kapoor’s Next

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

Rajkumar Hirani‘s biopic on Sanjay Dutt is expected to go on floors in January next year. We heard that Hirani has over 900 hours of recorded coversations with the actor from which he has to cull out a two-and-a-half-hour film.  Hirani has already documented the scene of Dutt’s real life release as he walked out a free man earlier this year on February 25.

The film is already making headlines as Ranbir Kapoor is playing the main lead. Now, as per reports, Anushka Sharma is doing a cameo in the film. No, she is not playing Sanju’s wifeMaanayata Dutt or once upon a time love interest Madhuri Dixit. Instead, Anushka will be seen playing the role of a scribe, who documents his life on screen.

Interestingly, this will be Ranbir and Anushka’s third outing after Bombay Velvet and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/09/24/anushka-sharma-to-play-a-cameo-in-ranbir-kapoors-next/

Case filed against Sultan Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma in Muzaffarpur

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A complaint case against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, actor Anushka Sharma, film director Ali Zafar Abbas and others was heard in a local court in a case of alleged cheating.

Mohammad Sabir Ansari alias Sabir Baba, a resident of Muzaffarpur, in a complaint case filed in the chief judicial magistrate’s court here on July 8, had contended that Salman Khan, the hero of Bollywood flick ‘Sultan’ released last week, had promised to give him Rs 20 crore as royalty for making a film based on his life.

His counsel Sudhir Kumar Ojha said that Sabir had narrated his tale to Salman Khan in Mumbai in 2010 and the actor then promised the money if a film was made based on it.

The case came up for hearing today before the CJM, Muzaffarpur, Ram Chandra Prasad, who transferred it to the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, S K Tripathi and fixed July 26, 2016 as the next date of hearing.

The case has been filed under vaious sections of IPC including 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/case-filed-against-sultan-salman-khan-anushka-sharma-in-muzaffarpur-2909687/

Ooh – Ranbir Kapoor To Do A Cameo In This Major Film

Just recently, it was confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma are indeed on board for Imtiaz Ali‘s next film, which is based in London, Budapest and Punjab, and features SRK as a tour guide and Anushka as a tourist. And now, rumours are doing the rounds that Ranbir Kapoor has been roped in for a cameo! This isn’t all that surprising, since Imtiaz and Ranbir are very close and have worked together in the past. In fact, even when Imtiaz did Highway without Ranbir, the actor joined the team for some promotions to lend his support.

We’ve seen Anushka and Ranbir together before for Bombay Velvet, but this time around it’ll be interesting to see SRK and Ranbir share some screen space, if they do have any scenes together.

Sounds interesting – hope it’s really happening!

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/06/29/ooh-ranbir-kapoor-cameo-major-film/

Here’s Who Aditya Chopra Reportedly Wanted To Cast Opposite Salman Khan In Sultan

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Sultan’s director Ali Abbas Zafar gave an interview to DNA where he spoke primarily aboutAnushka Sharma and how amazing she is in the film. The female lead of Sultan was not revealed for the longest time and while many names popped up, Anushka was the most unexpected of them all. Ali revealed that they auditioned a lot of fresh faces for this film, but eventually it was decided that one of the current actresses would be better suited for the role. There were strong rumours that producer Aditya Chopra was very keen to cast Parineeti Chopra in the film, and Ali agreed that she was a strong contender.

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Here’s why they went with Anushka though –

“All I will say is, when we were boiling down to things, there was a talk of Parineeti, because she had a body type. But I wanted Anushka because I just felt that. At the end of the day, as a director you can only go by your gut and instinct. And I went with that.”

What do you think?

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/06/09/heres-aditya-chopra-reportedly-wanted-cast-opposite-salman-khan-sultan/