Anushka Sharma shared that it was the character of ‘Geet’ in Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met played by Kareena Kapoor Khan that made her enter Bollywood.
Anushka told that ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is the first movie that is offered to her by Imtiaz and she was so happy with it that she accepted it immediately.
“I have been waiting to work with Imtiaz for the longest time. I remember watching Jab We Met in Bikaner with my parents and I felt this is an amazing film.
“Looking at the character of Geet (essayed by Kareena Kapoor Khan) I felt I should be doing films. I enjoyed collaborating with him for this film,” she told reporters at the launch of the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal.
For the first time, the actress is playing a Gujarati girl in the movie. She told that she practiced a lot so she speaks the language right.
“I learnt the Gujarati diction from my coach Dimple. We used to write down the words in the way it is pronounced and once you are familiar with those words it was easier to talk in that accent and style,” she said.
This is for the third time that Anushka and Shah Rukh will be seen together in a film after Rab ne Bna Di Jodi Nad Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
When Anushka was asked how did she find Shah Rukh in her first meeting with him, she told that the she liked that the superstar made her feel comfortable.
“I knew him as Shah Rukh, the superstar, and I was going to do a romantic film with him. When I met him on the sets he congratulated me, he was chilled out, he made me feel comfortable. He was not intimidating,” the actress recalled.
“Later I realised that he was such a big support system for me in my first film, he made things easy for me as a newcomer without making it obvious. It was really nice of him,” she added.