Anushka is one of the most honest speakers we have had in the film industry till date. Recently, the actress broke her silence on why she has kept mum about her reconciliation with beau Virat Kohli, creating headlines all over.
In a freewheeling chat with a popular daily, Anushka slammed the media for unabashed focus on her personal life and endless speculation about her marriage.
“I have nothing to say about it. I don’t want to talk about my personal life. I feel the Indian media doesn’t have the maturity to deal with it. They can’t understand when we are open about our relationships. I was open about my relationship, I spoke about it and I thought that would be respected, but it’s not. People don’t know what to do with it. In Hollywood, people don’t go on and on about two people dating each other. Here, everything is to be gossipped about – every little thing is being focussed on and analysed? The focus is completely taken away from my work. While I was in this relationship, I was doing the best work of my life. I was getting appreciation for the films I was doing then, but suddenly, it’s only about my relationship! I think it happens more with girls. There is more to us than who you are dating, what you are wearing… And what the hell is this obsession about marriage? Why are you trying to make it seem like I am packing my bags and going away after I get married? This whole thing about marriage is like she doesn’t want to work after she gets married. Why?” she said.
Anushka was asked what her parents say about their daughter’s marriage, to which she responded, “Not at all! Nobody would dare ask my family about my marriage. My parents are very progressive, though they come from a small town. It’s all in our minds. Nobody would even dare to ask me when my brother is getting married. And if they do, my parents say, ‘Unki life hai, jab unko karna hai woh karenge, humko kuch lena nahi hai unki shaadi se.’ And asking for grandchildren is such a selfish motive for getting married. I don’t understand this fascination and obsession with people’s marriages. When Rani Mukerji got married, nobody knew.”
So when does the actress plan to get married? “I want to get married, of course. I would like to have a family. Even though I am an actor, I am a very simple and normal person and I have always maintained a simple life. I feel marriage will happen when it has to. I will get married when I am mentally ready for it. A marriage is not a joke. It’s not like ‘Oh shaadi hai toh karle!’ You have to be mentally ready to spend your life with another person. It’s not just about you, but about the other person also and then at that point you need to be ready to have a dual interest. Mentally, when I reach that stage, I will get married,” she said.
Anushka was also asked about her reaction if she was offered a film with Virat. To this, she answered, “I don’t want to talk about it at all,” and signed off.
Looks like the paparazzi better keep away from Anushka’s personal life, the babe sounds serious.