Shahrukh Khan's new film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to be produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Aditya Chopra will have a new heroine who hails from Bangalore. She is Anushka Sharma, who has been a successful model. Aditya Chopra who directed block busters like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Mohabbatein is returning to wield the megaphone after a long gap.
Eighteen year old Anushka Sharma who is still studying for graduation in Economics has a set of expressive eyes which paved way for her selection as Wendell Rodrick's finale model at the Lakme Fashion Week. After getting this recognition, Anushka has done major campaigns for Silk&Shine, Whisper and Fiat Palio.
Though modelling work excites her, this new development in which she will play the heroine to one of the top stars of the Indian film industry may well take her to the top line in films. And she will be the second heroine from Bangalore who will be pairing with King Khan. Deepika Padukone had played Shahrukh's heroine in Om Shanti Om. Sources say that Chopras found a spark in her which paved way for her selection.
Sources in fashion industry in Bangalore say that Anushka left for Mumbai to pursue her modeling career and was not keen on films. "I will venture into films only if I am picked for a good banner. I will be happy modelling. I can not think of any other profession now. As for as I remember, I only wanted to be a model," Anushka is reported to have told some of her modelling colleagues.
Anushka was the show-stopper for designer Wendell Rodricks Spring Summer 07 collection. She has also promoted hair-products in television commercials, and not to forget the Fiat Palio Stile Meri Sapno Ki Rani ad, which is currently playing on television.