Anushka Sharma on her role in Zero: I was very nervous as I didn’t want to let down the character

Zero trailer starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif was released today. At the event, Anushka spoke about working with director Aanand L Rai, playing a character suffereing from cerebral palsy and completing 10 years in Bollywood.

Written by Sana Farzeen | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2018 8:51:07 am

anushka sharma in zero Anushka Sharma’s character of Aafia suffers from cerebral palsy in Zero.

The trailer of the much-awaited film Zero was released today. The Aanand L Rai directorial brings back Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif with SRK after Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012.

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The trailer launch of Zero took place amid fanfare as SRK was flanked by his two leading ladies in Mumbai. Anushka, who plays Aafia, suffering from cerebral palsy, shared how she got into the shoes of her character. “I mean a character who has cerebral palsy, the only way I could emote was by just being centered on the chair. I used to spend all my time sitting on the chair. As an actor, you want to take up a challenge. It was difficult and rewarding for me. I was very nervous as I didn’t want to let down the character,” she said.

zero trailer photos Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif at the trailer launch of Zero. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

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Anushka also heaped praise on Aanand L Rai, with whom she is working for the first time. She said, “Aanand is an easy-going director. We have done things that we are doing for the first time. That shows his confidence and it makes it easier for actors. He is loving as a person and you don’t feel like you are working. It was something tough but he made it really simple.”

Anushka, who made her Bollywood debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh in 2008, got emotional about completing 10 years in the industry. She recalled how her first film also released in December (December 12, 2008), just like Zero which will arrive on December 21 this year.

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“I have completed 10 years and in the same month, I am doing a film with SRK. Everything starts with zero, so I am excited and happy. I hope I get the same love and adulation as SRK,” she said.

Anushka, who had a great year with films like Pari, Sanju and Sui Dhaga, will close her 2018 with Zero.

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