Actress to pair up with King Khan for the third time with Imtiaz Ali’s next.
Anushka Sharma is on a roll. Besides grappling with ‘wrestler’ Salman Khan and romancing Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the actress is all set to waltz off to the Queen’s City for Imtiaz Ali’s next. According to the grapevine, Anushka has been approached for the film, loves the role and is keen to do it.
As Mirror had reported earlier (March 18), Shah Rukh Khan plays a turbaned Sikh tourist in the yet-to-be-titled comedy. His interactions with the locals and his adventurous return to his home country forms the crux of this laugh riot. The film will be shot in London and parts of Punjab. It will roll after Anushka has wrapped up her present commitments and SRK has completed Gauri Shinde’s romance drama with Alia Bhatt.
Anushka entered Bollywood with the Badshah in 2008 with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, playing the young, vivacious Taani Sahni, who ends up marrying an introverted government employee, Surinder. He goes through a complete makeover to woo his reluctant bride as her partner in a dance competition.
Four years later, she returned with King Khan again in Yash Chopra’s swan song, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She played Akira Rai, a spunky Discovery Channel reporter who enlists the help of an Indian army major to make a documentary on bomb squads and ends up reuniting Samar with the love of his life, Meera (played by Katrina Kaif) and herself walking away with the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Imtiaz’s film will complete a hat-trick for the jodi.
This is Anushka’s first collaboration with the filmmaker but they have been keen to work together for five years now. Buzz is, she was one of the top contenders for his Rockstar in 2011. She had cleared the auditions and was even being sized up for the costumes before Nargis Fakri entered the picture. More recently, she was approached for Tamasha but couldn’t do the film because of date issues.
2015 Kashmir Despatch