Her look on Koffee with Karan earned Anushka Sharma the sobriquet of 'joker lips'. Tweeples wondered if it was a lip job or if she has been accidently hit by the bat of alleged boyfriend Virat Kohli. The speculation began after the teasers for Karan Johar's show first appeared on TV and has not ended even days after the show was aired.
Even a statement from Anushka's spokesperson denying a lip job failed to help. "Her competitors are planting stories. People are surprised because they haven't seen her in a long time as she was busy shooting. It's makeup - Anushka uses a lip plumper," the statement said.
The actor has now cleared the air with a really long tweet in which she says, "For a short while now I have been using a temporary lip enhancing tool and that along with make-up techniques ( I have learnt over the years) is the reason why there might be a change in the appearance of my lips. Having stated this fact let me very vehemently assure everyone that I have by no means gone 'under the knife ' or done any kind of 'plastic surgery' or undergone any intrusive procedure."
She goes on to say that lip enhancing has been part of her 'look' for Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet where she plays a jazz singer in the '60s-'70s.
"Everyone goes through good and bad days. Did I think I looked good on the KWK episode? NO. I do feel I could have done things differently," she adds.
She has also recieved support from Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor and Karan Johar -- the host of the show where Anushka's 'new look' -- on her gutsy step to take on the criticism head on. While Alia called her a 'strong girl', Karan and Sonam also applauded Anushka for her response.
There was no stopping Tweeples though which continued to have a big laugh. A few examples...
They say couples start looking like each other after they’ve been together long. Take Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s pouts for instance...— Jamal Shaikh
Virat Kohli can sleep on the new Anushka Sharma lips — Raj ThackerYAY
Anushka Sharma’s lips are so huge she once tried to kiss her boyfriend but accidentally swallowed him instead — Hardik Rajgor
Before: Anushka Sharma 2 plastic surgeon, ‘Pls gv me the lips tht Heath Ledger had in Batman’ After: Surgeon to Anushka ‘Why so serious?’ (sic)— Sainath Saraban
The complete text of the tweet by Anushka Sharma.
Hellooooo everyone !! Today I am here to talk about my lips !! Yes ! There ! I said it .. My lips !
As a person I find it difficult to talk about my personal life and hence have always maintained a low profile choosing to interact with you all on twitter with my random -mostly illogical thoughts seeming like the only thing I feel ok about ..that's just who I am .. But in today's time where PR stories and feeding people with information constantly or making appearances is a fad somewhere people like me get lost in translation or in this case translations !
Lately there has been a LOT of talk about me in this particular episode of KOffee with Karan . Mainly regarding my lips . I am here to just convey what I have to say regarding the same . I am talking about it only because this story has taken a scary direction and things have been 'blown out of proportion' ( pun intended ;) ) ...
For a short while now I have been using a temporary lip enhancing tool and that along with make up techniques ( I have learnt over the years) is the reason why there might be a change in the appearance of my lips. Having stated this fact let me very vehemently assure everyone that I have by no means gone 'under the knife ' or done any kind of 'plastic surgery' or undergone any intrusive procedure . This was my decision and was done for the sake of my look in my upcoming film Bombay velvet,a period drama where I play a jazz singer in the 1960's - 70's . And it was taken from the referencing of that time .
The drastic change in my appearance on KWK is due to lot of factors put together and not just my lips . Everyone goes through good and bad days. Did I think I looked good on the KWK episode ? NO . I do feel I could have done things differently .
To put the current conjectures and reportage straight once and for all from my end - I have said this before and am saying it again .. I do not believe in plastic surgery or any other means of unnatural permanent changes to the body . I do not support it or stand for it or recommend it .
Now if someday my legs appear different and sexy to you ! Please don't say I've done 'Something' ...
Oh ! And also ... Some of the 'joker' jokes/memes doing the rounds though a bit mean did bring a smile to my lips ;)
Goodnight to all
Love and Light