Today, though things have been sorted between Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone, things were never this way a few years ago. Both the actresses indulged in a major cold war. So much so that one day, Anuska Sharma ended up slamming Deepika Padukone openly for pulling her down and said, ‘Stop throwing garbage at me’.
In an interview, Anushka had spoken about her cold war with Deepika and dropped a major hint of why they couldn’t see each other eye to eye back in those days.
Anushka Took A Dig At Deepika’s Choice Of Films
“There is no comparison between Deepika and me. Nothing links us. We do 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,” had said Anushka.
Anushka On Snatching Brand Endorsements From Deepika
Anushka was once accused of snatching brand endorsements from Deepika, To which the actress retaliated and said, “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.”
Anushka Had Slammed Deepika For Flashing A ‘Rate Card’
Things went out of control when Anushka slammed Deepika for flashing a rate card, she said, “What I offer, only I can. What others do, probably I cannot. I am working back to back with four top-notch directors.”
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.”
Anushka: I Am Not A Bitchy Girl
“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.”
Did Anushka Hint That Deepika Tried To Pull Her Down?
“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?”
Anushka: Stop Throwing Garbage At Me
Further, Anushka appealed to her peers: Stop playing games. “Stop throwing garbage at me since I don’t throw garbage at you. We call ourselves cool but we are actually not.”
When asked whether this was a message for her competitors, she simply nodded ‘yes’ and said, “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.”
Today, Anushka and Deepika are surely not the best of friends but they do have a cordial relationship and are both successful and happy in their respective zones.