Anushka Sharma finds all the gossip about her relationship with cricketer Virat Kohli (inset) ­completely ­meaningless. “I really don’t know. I mean it’s something that I just don’t get because I keep saying it’s not something that’s a secret. It’s right out there, and it’s just that it’s my personal choice to not discuss my ­personal life openly because nobody would like to! Who discusses their life with their partners with outsiders? I mean, who discusses these things out in the open?”
Elaborating her stand, the actor says, “Nobody goes to office and talks like, ‘arrey pataa hai aaj aisa hua’. It’s very uncomfortable. You would do that with friends, but you wouldn’t do that with just anyone. You would not do that at a conference meeting with a bunch of your colleagues and just start talking about your relationship in between,” says Anushka, adding that as much as people would like to believe, there really isn’t any scoop to her and Virat’s relationship that people should be bothered about.
“I lead my life very very openly. It’s for everyone to see. It’s not something that I need to hide. I am not trying to hide some scoop,” she says.
The 26-year-old, who debuted in Bollywood alongside Shah Rukh Khan with the hit Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2009), says that while she has come to terms with the fact that there will be ­speculations about her life thanks to her profession, she believes that at the end of the day, it’s her ­prerogative whether she wants to talk about her personal life in public.
“I think because we belong to the ­entertainment world, everything about our lives becomes a topic of ­entertainment. But I don’t want my ­personal life to be a matter of a coffee table discussion. At the end of the day, I am a person who will have certain things which are very normal but because you are a known person, your normalcy is not treated very normally,” she rues.