Anushka Sharma's upcoming film Phillauri is ready to hit theatres on .The trailer which has won rave reviews broke out this morning. The time was right to catch up with this beautiful and talented star who is co-producing this film with her brother Karnesh.
Karnesh joined the chat, and here are the excerpts of what followed soon after:
Who decided to give the name Clean Slate Films to your production house? It doesn't have even a bit of Anushka and Karnesh in it, unlike the norm these days...
Who decided to start the production house?
Producing films is a risky proposition. Anushka, why you want to risk your hard-earned money?
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Your first collaboration NH10 clicked, but what's the plan to sustain?
Karnesh: Our plan is very basic, back good stories and good talent. Don't think all the time that how much money your film will make. Go for content that will resonate. Go for people who are nice.
Anushka: By the time you carry this interview, the trailer of Phillauri would be out. It is a much more accessible film. It will give you a fair idea of our company. Clarity, Conviction and Content define Clean Slate Films.
NH10 was so unlike of what you've done in Bollywood as an actress so far...
Anushka: It was unlike of what I have done, yes. I have done 13 films so far. Mind you, that's not a lot. But still, I am in the place where I am. And that's just because I have followed good stories.Like, I remember when NH10 came to me, I had got very excited. The same happened with Phillauri.
Karnesh: After attaining a certain stature, Anushka has the freedom to back good and different content, and has developed a good business acumen.
Anushka: May I add that studios begin to back you if you have made a credible career by the time you embark on production. They know that we have come to them with a good story and right intention. This in turn, helps us, to continue chasing good stories.
Anushka, you have the knack of zeroing down on good stories even when it comes to selecting films as an actress- Sultan and PK are two cases in point...
Many people have asked me why I want to produce films now because actresses tend to produce films towards the end of their careers. I think that's so stupid, you should produce films when you're doing well in your career; you can pitch your ideas well and people will back you more. That's how I look at it.
Anushka, you spoke about Sultan. What about PK?
Do you have differences?
How was it during childhood?
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Anushka: I get angry fast, but I cool down fast too.
Ever give gifts to each other?
Anushka: He is a gift in my life
Karnesh: Last time, I gave her Rs 100. Demonetization hua tha, and she didn't have a Rs 100 note (laughs).
Karnesh: Everyday when we leave the house, we ask money from my mom.
Secrets? Karnesh, did you ever tell her about the crushes you had in your teenage days?
Karnesh, are you a protective brother?
Anushka: I never got roses, not even chocolates in school. After he left school, I started getting attention from boys. I was later told that he had told all the guys to stay away from me.
Back to your production house. Who decided the casting of your upcoming film Phillauri?
Anushka: I loved Suraj (Sharma) in LIfe of Pi and I rooted for him.
Karnesh: The character needed an easy going guy who does not have any bag and baggage of a personality.
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Anushka, did you have anyone else for your role?
Hand-on producer? Will you be on the sets of every film you produce?
Anushka: By default, I was there in Phillauri (laughs).
Karnesh: But isn't that a part of our job? There are certain aspects of filmmaking where Anushka is the right person to take a call. At times, it could be me.
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