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Bollywood Actors: Mind the gap!

Anushka Sharma

By HT

Mumbai, Jan. 20 -- In 2014, Anushka Sharma returned to the big screen with Rajkumar Hirani's hit directorial venture after a gap of almost two years (she last starred in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola in 2013). Similarly, the upcoming film, Roy, will mark the return of Ranbir Kapoor after almost a year and a half (his last film, Besharam, released in 2013).

Now, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan seem to be facing a similar situation with the release dates of their respective films. While Alia's next (directed by Vikas Bahl) will release more than a year after her last film (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania; 2014), Kareena will come back to the big screen in mid-July after almost a year. She was last seen in Singham Returns in 2014. She will star in the Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Talking about such gaps, Bhushan Kumar, the producer of Roy, says, "If an actor's film is releasing after a gap, the first thing it does is raise the curiosity levels and people's eagerness to watch that actor. The examples are Aamir Khan's films and even Roy."

Even Anushka feels that she can't think like a 'baniya' when it comes to her releases. "I feel nice when people say that it's going to be my year, but I want more from life than just having one year that goes well. I'm not a baniya. I don't want to say, 'Arre iss saal mera turnover achcha ho gaya,'" she told HT earlier.