Anushka, however, says that it would be unfair to draw a comparison between Ranbir and Ranveer as Ranbir has done “a lot of different roles” and has featured in much more number of films.
“My all time favourite is Ranbir Kapoor. He has done a lot of different roles. Ranveer, on the other hand, hasn’t done a lot of films yet but I think Ranbir has got a lot of opportunities and a lot of films to do and portrayed different roles. Actors are not bad or good, it is about what kind of films you are doing and roles that you are portraying is what matters.
“Ranbir has definitely got more opportunities with films like ‘Barfi!’, ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Rocket Singh’. So it won’t be fair to judge the actor’s right now. When Ranveer Singh comes down from the hyperactive persona of himself and does films like Bajirao Mastani… it stands out,” she added.
“I’m closer to Ranbir because we recently worked together. We have a good understanding between us… also during a bad time you become better friends because you have company since we did Bombay Velvet together, which was a flop so we became closer,” she said.
Anushka believes that some men are perhaps unable to adjust to the fact that the woman today is changing and is no longer dependent on anyone.
Giving her take on the growing divorce rate in the country, Anushka, who was here at Agenda Aaj Tak 2016, says that while some people are able to adjust with changing times, some have a problem doing so, which leads to clashes and divorce.
“I might be totally wrong about it but I believe that women today is changing and people are unable to adjust with it… at least some men are unable to adjust with that probably,” she said here on Tuesday.
“Today women are changing, their thinking pattern is changing, the beliefs are changing. Somewhere the equation that was there between a man and a woman, today it is not the same. That equation is changing because women are becoming financially independent. It is no longer about getting a roof over your head,” she added.
About the difference in the spotlight for actors and actresses, Anushka says that actresses have always been good performers.
“I think actresses have always been very good performers. Actresses should be hyped more. Actors are over hyped,” the Sultan actress said.
Talking about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy as it starred Pakistani actor Fawad Khan when relations between India and Pakistan nose-dived, Anushka termed the issue “insignificant “as a “soldier fighting on the border doesn’t care which film is being released or not”.
Anushka understands the emotional moments a soldier’s family go through as her father fought for the country during the Kargil war. “Looking at their position this was a very negligible topic, negligible issue… not at all important as to what those people on the border going through. What was and is happening on the border is the real deal,” said Anushka.
Having featured in films like NH10, Sultan, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Anushka believes that song and dance sequences in a Hindi film are necessary but the focus as of now is on content.
“Being a good dancer having six packs is superficial. In our country in the film music song and dance is necessary as a producer I know the important now. Right now a lot of focus is being given to the content of the film. At the end of the day, it is all business. Lately, the films that have done well even if it is small or is it big, the stories of those films are very good and different… They were some amazing stories.”
“We can say that it is because of the audiences advancement and the changing thought process that has brought change in cinema right now. Now audiences are expecting something more and not just the music, the song and all the dance,” she added.