Anushka and Virat have always been the talk-of-the-town. The couple were open about their relationship and people took advantage of this. Everytime India lost a match, Anushka was blamed for it and Virat was considered a distraction when Anushka’s performance in movies did not match up to people’s expectations. Their break up was heart braking for the nation since Anushka was India’s fav actress and Virat is India’s most loved cricketer (after Sachin off course).
A couple of months ago, the two got back together but this time they preferred to lie low and keep their relationship far away from the paparazzi. In an interview with a leading film magazine, Anushka spoke at length on why she is quiet about her current ‘relationship status’ with the Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli.
When asked to talk about her personal life, the actress replied, “I won’t talk about it.” On being probed further, she said, “Fair enough. I will tell you why I don’t want to talk about it. I was open about my relationship because I thought that’s me handling something maturely and I expected people also to handle it maturely. But I feel not everyone knows how to do that. All they are interested is in scoops. ‘Oh! They met.’ – If you are dating someone you will meet them na? How can meeting someone become such big news? It was just too much. As an actor, I was giving some of my best performances but in an interview, the headline would always be about my personal life.”
The actress further added, “This is just a deterrent in my life. The kind of things that happened last year…like the kind of questions they would ask. You are there to talk about a film and they want to ask you stupid-high-school-kids-questions like how did you meet each other. Grow up man! In the West too, actors date each other, are married, but when you read their personal interviews, their personal life is just a part of it. But here interviews just become about your personal life. And I’m part of entertainment industry, I can’t shy away from this. Actors abroad are protected. They are not allowed to talk to anyone. But I don’t have this kind of filter. Anyone can ask me anything here. So this was the decision I had to take.”
She does have a point. In a way we are responsible when we forward a senseless whatsapp message or laugh at a stupid jab at the couple. Good show Anushka, well played.