The white chiffon sari is the trademark of a Yash Chopra heroine but Anushka Shrama,who stars alongside Shah Rukh 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,” said Anushka.
“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 Shah Rukh 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 enthusiam 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.
Anushka recently wrapped up the shooting schedule of the film in Ladakh and Kashmir. Though it was physically taxing to shoot on high altitude,the actress was completely enchanted by the beauty.
“Ladakh and Kashmir were very beautiful. I have never been to these two places,they are so stunning. I felt they are better than most of the European countries that I have been to. It was very refreshing to shoot there. I have never experienced that kind of terrain in India.”
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’.