Imperfections and incompleteness are a part of life, something that Anushka Sharma is quite aware of and that is why the actor says she prefers to stay grounded and focus on work. Currently at the top of her game, Anushka says she never feels settled or happy as she believes reinvention is key to one’s success.
She says human beings are “incomplete” souls in life who “try to complete things, either by filling the void with work or relationships.” “We all are flawed human beings, going about with our lives. I have had a very good life. I have managed to do a lot of things very early on in my life and I am very proud of it. I have always been aware that I am a work in progress. I am someone who has to constantly keep changing and reinventing. “It is very easy to feel that way (settled) in a profession because it is easy for people around you to make you feel that way. I have always made sure people around me are real and represent things to me correctly. As it just improves the quality of my life,” Anushka said.
In Aanand L Rai-directed ‘Zero’, Anushka plays a wheelchair-bound scientist suffering from cerebral palsy and Shah Rukh Khan is a vertically challenged man. When Rai approached her to play this role, the actor says she was prepared for the challenge that was coming her way. “My role was difficult to play. I had to voluntarily create an involuntary movement, while I was focusing on the dialogue and the emotions. It was physically draining and it takes a lot of mental focus. I knew I had to do this correctly.”
Anushka, 30, says Rai never intended to focus on the physical side of the characters in ‘Zero’ but rather used it to tell a bigger story. “Aanand sir did not want the physical challenge that my character has or the appearance that Shah Rukh Khan’s character has become the focal point. “