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Anushka Sharma reveals her role in Shahrukh Khan starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan

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What's Anushka doing in Jab Tak Hai Jaan?
The white chiffon sari is the trademark of a Yash Chopra heroine but Anushka Shrama, who stars alongside Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in director's next Jab Tak Hai Jaan, says she will mostly be seen in a white ganji. Anushka, who in her own words, plays the role of a "very hardworking and ambitious girl", says the white sari does not go with her character in the film.

"I know that there is something like an image about Yashji's heroines but maybe I am the new age Yash Chopra heroine. There is going to be a white chiffon sari but I am the white ganji girl and that's what I am going to be wearing," Anushka told PTI in an interview. "My role is of a girl of 21-year-old girl who is very hard working and ambitious. She is working for Discovery channel and is trying to make a documentary. I don't fit into the saree image because of the character but she has the same emotions so it is a Yash Chopra love," says Anushka.

The Band Baaja Baarat star, who landed her first role at the age of 19, opposite Shahrukh Khan in Yashraj banner's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, says it was great to be directed by the 'King of Romance' in his directorial comeback. Chopra is directing Jab Tak Hai Jaan after a gap of eight years. "I would have had an incomplete career if I did not have a film by Yash Chopra because everyone called me an Yash Chopra heroine as I was launched by Yash Raj Films. I was doing lot of YRF films but I was not actually a Yash Chopra heroine till I did this film," says Anushka.

Anushka, 24, says it was inspirational to see Chopra work on his film with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. "He is very focused and knows exactly what he wants from you. He is magician when it comes to drama and emotions. Having said that, I don't know anyone in the world who is more childlike. He is always in a good mood and laughing. Kashmir was a difficult schedule but he never showed any fatigue. His passion for work at this age is inspirational," she says.

Apart from Chopra's film, the actress recently wrapped up shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj's Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. She also stars in Rajkumar Hirani's Peekay and Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet.

PTI

Topics: anushka sharma, shahrukh khan

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