24 January, 2021

'What Matters Is What Happens On A Friday'

Everybody has an opinion. If you start listening to everyone, it's easy to get lost.

Vishesh Verma
'What Matters Is What Happens On A Friday'

Why do we like Anushka Sharma? She refuses to be measured on the Bollywood scale of vanity, delusion or daddy’s sugar. Which is to say she is not statuesque, connected, desperate or surnamed Khan or Kapoor. So, we actually have no reason to like her. But we have seen her movies, failed to dislike them and then bemusedly commented to friends, “That Anushka Sharma is good, huh?”

That can be rated as high praise for anyone belonging to this generation of Indian youth that mulishly queue up, come hail or shine, for a shot at their 15 minutes of Splitsvilla or Roadies fame. What Anushka did though, is refused to be a prop to Shahrukh Khan in her 2008 debut film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi; stood out in the unassuming 2010 hit Band Baaja Baaraat; implanted herself in the Yash Raj Films studio legacy by being one of the last actresses he directed in his life; and now bagged enviable roles in upcoming films by Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap and Rajkumar Hirani. The last bit of that statement can also be taken as a hint to her...



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