PeepingMoon Exclusive: Anushka Sharma extends her acting break till 2022!

It's no film for Anushka Sharma this year! has learned that Anushka who became a mother to a girl in January this year is not returning to film sets anytime soon. Contrary to the expectations of her fans and Bollywood audiences alike, the NH10 actor has decided not to get back to work till next year. The actress was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif's 2018 box office disaster, Zero helmed by Aanand L Rai.

"Anushka's present priority is her newborn baby. She doesn't want to take any kind of risk by stepping out for shoots at a time when everything is so uncertain. Furthermore, scientists, doctors, and healthcare specialists have predicted a possible third wave in India around October which is projected to affect children and would largely target Maharashtra. Anushka is taking all the safety protocols and not stepping out at all. She has instructed her team to not plan any shootings for this year," a source close to the actress informed us.

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With no acting assignments to complete, Anushka is said to have turned her focus towards her production company Clean Slate Filmz which is known for the consistent delivery of quality films and shows. The actress and her brother and business partner Karnesh Ssharma have finalized multiple projects that are in different stages of development. The lineup includes two Netflix projects (Sakshi Tanwar's Mai, and Anvita Dutt's Qala that marks the debut of Irrfan Khan's son Babil alongside Tripti Dimri), one Amazon Prime project by Navdeep Singh, and an action feature film starring Aditya Roy Kapur. They are also working on Paatal Lok Season 2 and few more features which are expected to get off the ground in 2022.

On the acting front, Anushka has signed the biopic of the former captain of the Indian National Women's Cricket team Jhulan Goswami. The actress shot for the promo of this film in January last year at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium and is expected to kick off the principal shooting for it by mid-2022. She is also said to be in talks for two other films including one by Yash Raj Films, however, the details of those projects are strictly kept under wraps at this moment.