while her counterparts Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone tied the knot after touching 30, Anushka Sharma married Virat Kohli in a hush-hush ceremony when she was 29. “Supposedly a young age for an actress to get married,” as Anushka has herself said.
In an interview with Filmfare, Anushka Sharma spoke about why she felt the need to get married before crossing 30.
“Our audience is way more evolved than our industry is. Audiences are just interested in seeing actors on screen. They don’t care about your personal lives, whether you’re married or whether you’re a mother. We need to get out of this headspace. I got married at 29, supposedly young for an actress. But I did it because I was in love. And I am in love,” she said.
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“Marriage was a natural progression. I’ve always stood for women being treated equally. So, I wouldn’t want to experience the most beautiful moment of my life with fear in mind. If a man doesn’t think twice before getting married and continues to work, then why should a woman think about it? I’m happy that more actresses have got married. People in love are going out there and expressing it. It’s so beautiful to see happy couples together,” the 31-year-old actress added.
Anushka was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero last year, which tanked at the box office. The film also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
Speaking about failure, she said, “Treat success and failure as imposters because they’re both not real. I read this at the Wimbledon when I was there for a game. They’re truly transitory. While success does bring a sense of relief, you learn and grow the most with failure. You can tell a lot about a person with the way they behave after achieving success. Similarly, you can tell a lot about a person’s strength from how they behave after failure. Like how quickly they get back on their feet, whether failure turns them humane and humble or they become unpleasant.”