Remember Rachel and Ross from the hit TV show, Friends? Well, Bollywood’s ‘newest couple’ Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh seem to have taken a leaf out of their book. The reason: the Band Baaja Baraat (2010) actors fight and patch up almost as frequently as Rachel and Ross used to, on the cult sit-com. Apparently, the latest showdown took place at the recently concluded IIFA ceremony in Toronto, Canada.
But Anushka isn’t amused. Reacting sharply to the alleged ‘constant fights’ between Ranveer and her, she says, “I don’t understand the interest in my personal life. What’s happening between Ranveer and me isn’t something for others to bother about. I choose to ignore this talk since it would be silly to comment and add fuel to it.”
Rumour has it that the couple had an argument regarding Ranveer’s late arrival for a dance rehearsal at IIFA. It’s also believed that she didn’t like the fact that he was bonding with actor Sonakshi Sinha, who was performing with him. Incidentally, the Dabangg (2010) girl had also revealed that she has a crush on Ranveer on Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan. Ask Anushka if everything is fine between them and she snaps back, “That should be nobody’s problem. If I utter anything, I would light off a firecracker of sorts. So, I’d rather remain quiet about it. He is the hero of my upcoming film (Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl). I have great respect and admiration for him and we love working together.”
However, what gets Anushka excited is Yash Chopra’s next directorial venture with her Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) co-star Shah Rukh Khan, alongside Katrina Kaif. “I never thought I would get the chance to do a film with him again. It’s nothing less than a dream-come-true. He was my first hero and SRK will always be my favourite,” says Anushka, who is equally fond of Katrina. “I have a lot of respect for her. Katrina isn’t from India, but she has created a place for herself in the industry. I feel her achievements are nothing less than admirable.”
Anushka has also earned herself a part in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next with Ajay Devgn as well as a deal with Nivea brand on its 100-year anniversary. “I always had a desire to work with Vishal. He has a special understanding of cinema. I’m sure he’ll tap into my acting potential in a way that no one else can,” she adds.
Blow hot, blow cold?
Talks of Ranveer and Anushka fighting came up earlier this year when it was suggested that she wasn’t happy about him spending too much time with a TV starlet during the rehearsals for an award function performance. Apparently, a huge argument ensued later.
Recently, they apparently fought again and the bone of contention was Ranbir Kapoor. Grapevine suggested that Ranveer wasn’t happy about Anushka getting ‘pally’ with him and they had an argument at a friend’s place.