After delivering two hits back-to-back in the form of Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Anushka Sharma is having a golden run at the box office and is running neck-to-neck with Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Recently in an interview with Spotboye, when the actress was asked about her success formula she said, "Right from the beginning, I knew I wanted to be a good actor who keeps getting better. I was appreciated in Rab Ne... but it didn't make me a star overnight. Band Baaja Baraat made me realise the importance of good content, and I decided that I would be very selective in my approach thereafter. And this meant that I had to let go of many films."
When prodded if that ever upset the film-makers, she added, "No, because I never lied to them that i don't have dates etc. I am very clear why I am not doing a particular film. I don't want to be a part of for just the heck of it. And I don't want to be a part of it if my character does not add to the narrative. I did Sultan because I had a very defined and substantial part to play in it."
Anushka, even revealed that she doesn't discuss film problems with her parents and instead prefers discussing with her brother Kamlesh. She said, "I don't discuss my film problems with my parents. They are not from the industry and I would only end up feeling helpless. My brother Kamlesh is my biggest bouncing board. We are both fearless, we both lover taking risks, and we both see life similarly. We often have a lot of open discussions."
She even narrated an incident that made her realize the importance of language in getting a character right. She recalled, "Let me tell you a story. Javed saab and Shabanaji always call me up after they see my film and say they loved my work. I remember once Javed saab telling me that I hadn't pronounced 'Khan' properly when I said 'Shah Rukh Khan' on stage. I realised that language is very important when you portray any character, else you will never be fully in it. With ADHM, I had to impress Javed saab. After the screening, I asked him and he again had kind words for me. I felt so happy."