Anushka Sharma is fiery and feisty. At the age of 32, she has already donned may hats. Starting young, she worked with the best in her modelling days. She then moved on to acting and is without doubt, one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India. She co-owns a film production company, has her own clothing line and is a brand ambassador of many brands and products. She is also referred to as “First Lady of Indian Cricket Team’, as she is married to Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
Anushka Sharma has always known to speak her mind – without inhibitions and to take a stand for herself – without fear. Let us look at a few times in the past when she has taken the internet by storm.
You can help me fly higher
Though very independent and strong, there should be no second thoughts about taking help when you are going through major changes in your life, but still want to live it up. Virat and Anushka are expecting their first baby in early 2021. Anushka posted a picture of her performing a yoga asana “Shirshasana”, a ‘hands-down’ (and legs up) pose, with a little help from her husband.
Making the choices that make me happy
A few days back Anushka was shooting for a brand endorsement and she is in her last trimester and we are in the middle of a pandemic! Having made sure that all safety precautions are being taken, Anushka said that she felt great to be on the sets working and in fact would want to return to her shooting after having her baby.
“I will be back shooting again once I deliver my first child and establish a system at home that ensures me to balance my child, my home and my professional life. I intend to keep working for as long as I live because acting truly makes me happy”
Don’t mess with me
In the recently concluded IPL, when Virat Kohli had a really bad day on the field, the cricketing legend, Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box made a shocking comment involving Anushka. Anushka is time and again blamed whenever the captain underperforms, but coming from someone like Gavaskar was not acceptable and it did not take long for Anushka to call it out by saying that his comments were ‘distasteful’ and demanding an explanation for it.
“I would love for you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her for her husband’s game?”
I am a Queen, not a pawn
Former wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer when trying to ridicule the credentials of India’s five-member cricket selection panel, had claimed that Anushka Sharma was served tea by one of the selectors during the World Cup this year. Not the one to take things lying down, Anushka rejected this, along with several other such claims where she is projected as being given preferential treatment because of her husband, as “Ill-intended lies”.
“I am a self-made, independent woman who only happens to be the wife of a cricketer”
No refrain when it comes to self-respect!
My Body, My Wish
When Anushka had appeared on Karan Johar’s popular chat show, she looked visibly different. She was trolled mercilessly with many speculating that she has undergone a lip job. Anushka took all of it in her stride and admitted to using “lip enhancing tool” and “make-up techniques” for getting her fuller lips.
“I have nothing to hide. So when I spoke about my lip job, a lot of people called me brave for coming out. But I did what I had to (for my role in Bombay Velvet). I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t; I had to take ownership. I wanted fans to know that I’m human and not perfect”
The go-getter attitude, the confidence, the ability to accept imperfections, the fearless opinion…
We admire it all, Anushka Sharma!