Bollywood’s leading actresses Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma might have a cool bond with each other today but we all are aware of their initial days in the film industry. Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone were involved into a major cold war. The cold war was so severe that one day, the NH 10 actress, Anushka ended up slamming Deepika padukone openly for pulling her down and she said, ‘Stop throwing garbage at me’. She has also spoken to Mumbai Mirror about her cold war with Deepika Padukone at length and gave us a major hint why they couldn’t greet each other eye to eye back in those days.
“There is no comparison between Deepika and me. Nothing links us. We do a different kind of films. In fact, she has done more films. I’ve been choosy. I have not picked up just about any role that came my way.”
Speaking further on the same matter she added,
“I don’t need to do that. I have enough brands. And each one of them has renewed the contract, some of them for the third time. I don’t think that’s happening with other heroines. I must be doing something right.”
“What I offer, only I can. What others do, probably I cannot. I am working back to back with four top-notch directors,” she tells us.
Anushka also took a sharp dig at Deepika saying that she doesn’t need to ‘flash a rate card’ to crack brand deals.
“Today I command a premium. I have earned it. And I don’t need to slash my prices. The best brands and filmmakers work with me happily and pay what I demand. But these are things that you don’t flaunt.”
She also spoke about that she is not a ‘Bitchy Girl’ and said,
“Flashing yourself as an imaginary first choice when you’re not even in the running is so tacky. There is no dignity in this and I don’t need to resort to such tactics. The other day, someone said I wasn’t Anurag Kashyap’s first choice for Bombay Velvet and he had to clarify on Twitter. Why do such things in the first place? Look at the guys (heroes, she means), they don’t indulge in such things. And that’s why I find it easier to be friends with them. I am not a bitchy girl.”
She also shared one incident that hints that Deepika tried to pull her down. She told the media persons,
“A friend of Deepika had called up to say that she is doing Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani and not Anushka. My ‘friends’ don’t call, do they? I am Kashyap’s and Hirani’s choice. She is Ayan‘s and whosoever’s. I never pull anybody down. That makes me nice, right?”
She gave a strong message to her competitors and peers be saying,
“Stop throwing garbage at me since I don’t throw garbage at you. We call ourselves cool but we are actually not,” (indirectly hinting at Deepika too).
When questioned wether this message was for her competitors, she boldly said ‘yes’ and added,
“I’m not saying I’m better or worse than X. I am in a damn good position myself. Nobody can take it away from me by deriding me.”
If we talk about their present, Anushka & Deepika have reconciled and both of them are successful and happy in their own zones. On the work front, Deepika will be next seen in Chhapaak. Whereas, Anushka was last seen in Zero and she hasn’t confirmed her next project yet.