'Why don't men inculcate good habits?'

Being Frank

'Why don't men inculcate good habits?'

I have Meena Kumari Complex,” says Anushka Sharma while explaining her character of Bijlee in Vishal Bhardwaj’s recent release, Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola when she was recently in the City for a press conference with her co-actors in the film.

When asked what does the Meena Kumari complex mean, Anushka explained in all seriousness, “This complex can be understood with its symptoms which are peculiar. It is about when one is happy in one’s own sadness or is the tragedy queen that the symptoms of this complex can be noticed.”

It is not just her complex but also her tatoo on lower back which has gathered much attention (more than the film altogether). Even her bold and bindass dialogues haven’t been missed by the audiences. “I think my characters have always been candid and bold and even in this movie, Bijlee is just like a roaring bijlee (thunder).

Her tattoo dekho magar pyaar se (look at me with right intentions) explains her motto. She has been educated in Oxford, London so doesn’t speak much of Haryanvi,” she shared. To this Imran Khan added cheekily, “She doesn't speak Haryanvi but when she is drunk, she starts talking in this dialect!”

But she simply negated any wrong projection of women through this film, even if it is about the dialogues that she delivers. “Why don't men inculcate good habits?” she questions and adds as matter of fact, “Before pointing a finger at the film must analyse what it is projecting. We can have long discussions over this issue but they are not going to lead to anything. If you carefully watch, Bijlee is snapping at Matru and saying ‘bloody male chauvanistic pig’ which is her retort.”

Having been a part of Yash Raj Films since the beginning, from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to Jab Tak Hai Jaan, life has been good and happening for Anushka. She seems to have adopted the art of measuring each word before she speaks, especially when the context is a little tricky.

On being asked about her opinion on Bollywood heroines marrying divorced men, such as Kareena Kapoor and more recently Vidya Balan, Anushka chooses to remain diplomatic, “I feel, let them do what they want to. We have no right to pass judgement over anybody’s choice.”

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