Anushka Sharma, who is currently touring Australia with her boyfriend, Indian test cricket captain Virat Kohli, has clarified that she will not discuss the relationship as she doesn’t want her personal life to become entertainment. However, she is more than willing to talk about her professional equations. The actor, who has just delivered a big hit co-starring Aamir Khan, says that she has no insecurities, and does not compete with her contemporaries. In fact, she says she loves appreciating their good work.
“I get very excited when I see a good performance because it’s like an inspiration. I felt that last with Kangana’s performance in Queen (2014). I think she was fantastic in the film, I called her to say that! Vikas (Bahl) had shown me portions of the film a year before it released, and I was so impressed,” says the 26-year-old, adding that she also liked Alia Bhatt’s act in Highway (2014). “I really liked Alia in Highway and even told her about it. I would even tell Ranbir that he was damn good in Barfi! ... but all that’s never written about, because it’s not so interesting to read positive things. It’s more exciting to read negative things like actresses fighting and people hating each other.”
She calls these things a 'by-the-way thing'. “And people must be thinking, ‘Oh yeh bhi jhooth hoga’. People don’t realise that to get this far in life, you have to have a lot of passion for what you do. And I love it when I see someone doing the same thing so well.”
Anushka adds that she’ll continue to appreciate her contemporaries. “It’s a competitive industry, but if you are an artist, it’s unnatural to not feel happy about someone else’s good work. I am not going to just praise anyone for the heck of it. But if I really do, no matter what the world might think of what my relationship with this person is, I will still be appreciative because it gives me a lot of joy to express myself.”