The superstar tells us, "To be really honest, when I met Anushka I felt that she's got an amazing amount of confidence, I think she has modeled before this on the ramp. She's a very pretty girl, very conscientious which I notice is a common trait in the youth of today. All youngsters are very conscientious, very confident and they have a very clear-cut thought process, they want to learn but they have a mind of their own and this is an experience. I am really finding very interesting in my phase of the career that I am working with youngster who come with an idea which is I would say they speak the language of this generation, they have expressions of this generation."
Surprisingly, Shahrukh said that Anushka helped him. “I think I am from a different generation and may be I am getting a little old fangled, may be I am getting what people call stylized and mannerised in my acting, may be I am just getting repetitive in my acting. When I worked with Anushka, it made me realize that there is a whole new world of enacting a scene. Anushka in a certain way has helped me a lot with this film. Lot of people asked me did you direct Anushka because she's a new comer? I think without knowing Anushka has directed me in the film because she gives a different expression and I am like, 'listen I cannot go on to the set pattern of how I act I need to react to this girl whose is so fresh and different.' So, as an actor, I would say she has kept me on my toes and I think she has done a wonderful job because we really needed a new character for this film.
The actor continued, “The film becomes believable for Suri and everybody else in the film because of Anushka. She holds the film together. She is in the certain sense the main protagonist actually. At the end of one scene I went up to her and told her 'thank you for making my film so beautiful.' I think these are the two things I can say about Anushka and wish her all the best. I feel responsible for her career because she is starting of with me. I hope she does a fantastic job. Thank you for teaching me how to act in a different way and keeping me on my toes not just by virtue of being fresh and new, but also by being taller than me. I truly from the bottom of my heart pray for her. I hope we have got this film right for Adi and myself and does really good for her and she does some amazing amount of work so we can feel proud that we started her career on celluloid."