Bangalore model, 19-year-old Anushka Sharma has been identified to play the female lead opposite Shahrukh Khan in Aditya Chopra's third film as director Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. He had earlier acted with Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om, who is also from Bangalore.
Said Yash Chopra, "We were looking first and foremost for someone who could truly embody the spirit of small-town Punjab and we know we have found her in Anushka. And while she has no previous acting experience, we have seen that unique spark in her that makes us confident that she will be a standout even opposite Shahrukh."
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi will go on floors on 16th May and will hit theatres worldwide on 12th December.