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  • Anushka Sharma talks about facing rejection at the tender age of 15

  • Anushka shares how the experience was mentally damaging

  • Anushka is currently in England with her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli for the upcoming World Test Championship

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has come a long way in her career apart from establishing herself as one of the most sought after leading ladies. 

Anushka has also made a name for herself as a producer by backing some of the best scripts in recent times. However, her journey to the top hasn't been a smooth ride and she has faced many ups and downs including a series of rejections. 

In a throwback interview with a news portal in 2017,  the 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' star opened up about being judged based on her looks at the tender age of 15.

During an interview with DNA, “Anushka opened up about being judged based on her looks at the  age of 15. She also spoke about how the rejection affected her deeply while adding she now realises that it is all a part of the industry and life in general”. 

According to her, rejections at 15 would break completely someone and can be mentally damaging as well. It hits your self-esteem and she has dealt with it.

Anushka was also quoted saying in her interview with DNA about the indirect remarks the producers or casting directors would make on the sets.

“I'm intelligent enough to understand what they are saying. They might just tell you, 'The look wasn't right'. That's an indirect way of talking about the physical aspect of you. It will always be backed by some politically correct statements, which is fake and to me, that's far more disrespectful," she had added. 

Anushka is currently in England with her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli and daughter Vamika for the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand.

On the work front, Anushka Sharma was last seen in Zero and hasn’t signed any film after that, but she is active as a producer and has many projects in her kitty. Her next production, Qala which will be streamed on Netflix will mark the debut of late Irrfan Khan’s son Babil Khan.

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