Actor Anushka Sharma feels lucky to have worked with both late filmmaker Yash Chopra and his son, Aditya Chopra. “I feel very happy and lucky to be a part of Yash Chopra’s last film and to have worked with Aditya in my first film,” says the 24-year-old, who was in Kolkata recently to attend the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
Anushka, who made her debut in 2008 with Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh Khan, will be seen with SRK and Katrina Kaif, in Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ), that released on Diwali. Even though Anushka got a dream debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, it was the 2010 sleeper hit Band Baaja Baaraat that propelled her to nationwide fame.
Speaking about working with late Yash Chopra, Anushka says, “Every morning, I would come to the set and see Yash ji standing there beside the camera, getting ready for the first shot. That used to create an excitement in me. That was one my cherished memories of him,” she reminisces.
Anushka also praised the theme of JTHJ. “It is a love triangle that gives a sense of hope. So everyone should go and watch it,” says the actor.