I’m a representative of all ghosts, says Anushka Sharma

The actress admits she was fond of the occult even before she took up Phillauri, rejects talk of nepotism, condemns violence on Padmavati sets.

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Mayur Lookhar

A fun-filled spooky film gets most people excited. Anushka Sharma steps into the afterlife playing a loverlorn ghost in her home production Phillauri.

The actress was joined by co-stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada for a brief interaction with film journalists. The lone highlight of the evening was Anushka Sharma labelling herself a representative of all ghosts. She said this in response to a clichéd question on whether she had ever experienced a spooky feeling.

“I feel after Phillauri I’m a representative of all ghosts,” said Anushka. “I believe most of us might have experienced some spooky feeling. I read a lot on the occult, aliens. I believe that ghosts exist. They are not always scary. I reckon they are friendly, out to help us.”

The actress was asked about the challenge of playing a ghost. She didn’t have to dig deep. "The only thing challenging was the physical part of it," she said. "In many scenes, I’m required to twist my body and deliver dialogues. That was challenging at times.”

The Phillauri actress and producer was asked about her view of nepotism in the wake of the battle of words between Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar.

“I really can’t comment on what happens between two people, but for me, I started my career with Yash Raj Films. Not for one moment was I made to feel uncomfortable. Yash [Chopra] uncle took very good care of me,” she said.

Anushka was also asked about the vandalism on the sets of Padmavati. She said, “I don’t think any kind of violence can be justified.”

Phillauri is set to be released on 24 March.