“Band Baaja Baaraat” actress Anushka Sharma, who was spotted at the India-Australia cricket match in Sydney on Thursday, had decked up as a bride before she left — this, for a wedding-themed advertisement for beverage brand 7UP!
Anushka, who endorses the brand, shot for the ad under the direction of Vikas Bahl, whose “Queen” was recently named the Best Hindi Film at the 62nd National Film Awards. Completing the cracker of a team for the ad is Sneha Khanwalkar, who provided a peppy soundtrack for it.
The ad is said to have been shot in a grand Indian wedding style, the set boasting a mix of bright yellow, orange and blue drapes along with the bubbly and vivacious Anushka sporting a lemon green lehenga with exquisite glass work.
“I think the look is vibrant and apt for the concept of the creative. The ad is also fun and the attire totally blends in,” Anushka said in a statement.
Talking about the set up and film, Bahl said: “I love the idea of weddings, it brings families together, with that comes a lot of happiness and enjoyment.”
Shot on the day of the big India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide last month which India won by 76 runs, the film is all set to go on air on Friday.
Bahl said: “The entire crew was excited about the ongoing India-Pakistan match. I think after weddings and movies, cricket is the third other thing we do. We sneaked and watched cricket, behind the screen and chairs there was another monitor so we could watch cricket.”