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No love brewing over coffee: Anushka

Anushka Sharma denies rumours of a relationship with Badmaash Company co-star Shahid Kapoor. She talks candidly about the much-talked-about contract with Yash Raj banner.

entertainment Updated: May 12, 2010 13:11 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times

Anushka Sharma denies rumours of a relationship with Badmaash Company co-star Shahid Kapoor.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Badmaash Company — that’s two films completed from your three-film contract with Yash Raj Films...
What contract? I’m tired of correcting this misconception. I only have a three-film agreement with Yash Raj and it is not even down on paper. The media has blown it out of all proportion by insisting that I’m not allowed to sign films with an outside banner. I thought that rumour would stop after I took on Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House, but the question still crops up.

But are you doing another film with Yash Raj?
If a good script comes up and Adi (Aditya Chopra) feels I’m right for the part, sure there’ll be a third film with YRF.

How much of a dictator is Aditya Chopra?
He didn’t even come on the sets. Poor guy, just because he doesn’t interact with the media, he’s being targeted.

And how much did Shahid Kapoor butt in?
Shahid is an intelligent and experienced actor. So if he wants to put forward his opinion to enhance a scene, I’m sure he is entitled to it.

Buzz is that your friendship extended well beyond the sets?
Sure it did. What’s wrong if I want to go out for a cup of coffee with my co-star so we can discuss work? Or maybe even catch a movie both of us want to see? Just because we’re actors doesn’t mean we can’t have a personal life. Coming from an army background, I’m more comfortable hanging out with guys than with girls. But that doesn’t mean that we are in a relationship.

After going glam with Badmaash Company, you have returned to the staid ‘salwar-kameez’ look in Patiala House...
I’m not a model anymore, so why are we playing fashion police here? In my movies, my look is tailored to fit my character and not my persona.

You’ve waited a year-and-a-half for your second movie. Was it worth it?
Yes, I have waited a long time. I could have had a release three months after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi had I wanted. But I made the sacrifice for want of a better word, and waited for the right script. I’d like to believe Badmaash Company was worth it.

First Published: May 11, 2010 18:00 IST