Mumbai: Among the new bunch of talent which inundated Bollywood to break the monotony of same old faces on the big screen; Anushka Sharma is one actress who has charmed her way into the hearts of A-list filmmakers in the industry. With her brilliant performance in her debut opposite SRK in ‘Rab Ne Banadi Jodi’ followed by a firebrand performance in ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, no wonders the actress has grabbed significant roles opposite Aamir Khan and India’s latest heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor!
Given her stunning looks and amazing figure, rumours were rife that Ranbir had recommended Anushka for the film. Anurag Kashyap for his film ‘Bombay Velvet’ was in search for a perfect girl to cast as the romantic lead opposite Ranbir. However, Anushka couldn’t accept the offer then as her dates clashed with Raju Hirani’s upcoming project titled ‘Peekay’ opposite Aamir Khan.
“There were definitely some date issues she was dealing with. That’s why the BV makers weren’t 100 per cent sure that she would sign. But now that the film has been pushed to next year, she can easily fit both in her schedule. She had already been confirmed for Peekay,” an insider for Bombay Velvet team said.
The reason why two prominent filmmakers are vying for Anushka’s time isn’t hard to understand. “The logic is simple: in that age group, she is the most talented actor in Bollywood. You don’t have an option as good as Anushka. Raju Hirani and Aamir choose Anushka (for Peekay), so it shows that she is in for big things in the future”, said a trade expert.
Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Peekay’ goes on the floors first (towards the end of this year) followed by Bombay Velvet early next year. “Both the films are going to be very big in terms of cast and budget. Each may require as many as 150 to 200 actors. The casting for Peekay has already begun,” the source revealed.