You are misunderstood a lot when you’re straightforward: Anushka Sharma


Anushka Sharma is busy promoting her upcoming film Sui Dhaaga–Made in India opposite Varun Dhawan. However, she has had a very enviable career graph. She is one of the few heroines who has shared screen space with all the A-list heroes and featured in three 300-crore plus films – PK, Sultan, and Sanju. She is also one of the few actresses who come across as genuine, hardworking and straight-forward, something which a lot of her colleagues applaud her for. However, Anushka maintains that being straightforward comes with its own share of demerits as you tend to get misunderstood pretty often.

During the course of an interview given to a leading daily, Anushka was asked that since most of her co-stars feel that she is a straightforward person, are there any disadvantages to that. Anushka said, “Yes, you are misunderstood a lot when you’re straightforward! When people don’t say what they mean, and I say what I mean, the others are looking for another meaning. The order of the world is that no one is having transparent conversations with one another. That really frustrates me. So, I surround myself with people who understand me the way I am.”

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Anushka was asked that since she is a blunt person in her case what you see is what you get, to which she replied, “Yes. I’m not doing anything wrong that I need to hide. I’m comfortable in my skin and I don’t need to project an image of what I’m not. And whatever my issues or shortcomings are, I’m owning them and working on them. I’m not going around hiding or camouflaging them with a big smile on my face. I don’t want to be liked by everyone because it’s extremely strenuous to lead that kind of life. When you understand that the other person is struggling as much as you are in trying to create that image, and you start being yourself, the people around you relax. That is something I’ve discovered and I find it more peaceful. Once someone asked me what makes me take decisions and I said that I do things that make me peaceful. All my decisions are related to that. You have to be true to yourself.”

Anushka has had a busy year so far. She started the year with her home production Pari and then went on to do Sanju opposite, Ranbir Kapoor. She will be next seen in Sui Dhaaga-Made in India and by the year-end, she will be back on the screens with Zero opposite her first co-star Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.