Anushka Sharma, who was recently chosen as the cover girl for international
Whatís your definition of being sexy?
I think being sexy is a state of mind. Especially for a woman, itís the way you feel; how confident you feel in your skin. Once that confidence is established within you, itís done. What men feel sexy about you might be because you are confident and have a strong personality. Being sexy is not about skin, figure and all that ... according to me, at least. May be I am wrong, men would know better.
Nowadays, most of the covers you shoot are very sensuous. For example, the one you shot for Maxim. What do you have to say about that?
I donít know what to say. As for the Maxim one, it was a very confidently shot sensuous cover. Itís not something outrageous ... thatís not how I want to pose myself. It was a good photo shoot and a well-turned out cover.
Unlike your contemporaries, we hardly see you in revealing clothes (except the bikini act in Badmaash Company). Comment.
If experimenting is only about clothes, then I will definitely not don a bikini for any film. I donít think clothes are such a huge part of films; itís not modelling where clothes define the whole presentation. In films, clothes are a part of character-building and if I am playing certain character that needs to wear certain kinds of garments, then I would. I donít like to believe that clothes decide the fate of my films. I take my job very seriously, that is, acting. For me, anything that helps me build my character, be it make up, hair, styling, I would take that step and make sure that I am portraying my character convincingly. I have done a film like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and one Badmaash Company and also a film like Band Baaja Baaraat. I donít take clothes as a medium of presenting myself to people. Itís really the roles I try to essay that matter.
So thatís the reason you refused to wear a bikini in your upcoming film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (opposite Ranveer Singh)?
As I said ... it (wearing bikini) was not important for my character in the film.
What qualities are you looking in a man?
I would like my man to
be very self-assured, very confident and he should be able to handle
the success of his partner, that means, me. He should be very
supporting and I will be supporting to him as well. Itís a
give-and-take relationship ... what I expect out of him, I will
provide him as well. This is the most important thing in a man-woman
relationship. Right now, I have not got any guy and at the moment, I
am not even expecting someone in my life. ó TWF