Cricketer Virat Kohli shared a romantic Valentine’s Day message with a photograph of Anushka Sharma, and then, on International Women’s Day, he tagged her in a social media post. But the actress has always chosen to stay mum about their bond. She says she values privacy.
“I value privacy, so I will always hope that people let me be when it comes to my personal space,” Anushka said in an e-mail interview, when asked if she finds it stifling being constantly under scrutiny, and how she handles it.
Having said that, Anushka feels blessed to get the love and affection of her fans. “Scrutiny might not be easy, but it’s a minor aspect of a much more gratifying experience in the long run,” she added.
In the recent past, Bollywood celebrities have spoken out more openly about their personal issues -- be it about relationships or dealing with depression. “I think it’s a personal decision that each celebrity takes individually,” said Anushka.
The 28-year-old star has been part of the industry for almost nine years and has worked in films like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Band Baaja Baaraat, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, PK, NH10, Dil Dhadakne Do, Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
During this period, she has also landed plum endorsement deals, the latest of which is her appointment as ambassador for the eyewear brand Polaroid. And she is also a film producer.