Only 8 films old and Anushka Sharma is already throwing her ego around. Reportedly, she took a shot at newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput, saying he’s only a small chapter in the film and her life.
Sushant is working with Anushka in Raj Kumar Hirani’s Peekay, and he’s supposed to play a small but an important role in the film. When Anushka was asked about the film and working with Sushant, she blankly said, “Sushant has only eight days of work. He is just a small chapter in my life.” Why this demeanour towards a new-comer? Is she targeting her juniors because of the brunt she gets from the artists abover her league? A source said, “Isn't Anushka pissed off about her colleagues trying to downplay and downsize her stardom? Then why is she doing the same to another colleague? Why is Anushka commenting on the length and breadth of a co-star's role? How does she know the size of Sushant's role? No one except probably Aamir has read the full script. Yes, it's a relatively small role. At a time when he (Sushant) is playing the lead in a Yashraj Film, he has agreed to do the role in 'PeeKay' for one reason only. Rajkumar Hirani. It was Sushant's dream to work with Hirani. When he was offered the role, Sushant was over the moon. Hirani warned him it's a small but important role. Sushant said, 'Doesn't matter sir, even if you ask me to walk from one side of the frame to the other I'd do it'. ” Sushant on the other hand is very much appreciative of Hirani for giving him a part in the film. He reportedly signed up for Rs.20, and hasn’t charged anything for his part in the film. The source added,” Hirani gave Sushant Rs.20 as the signing amount and asked him what he'd like as his fee. Sushant refused any payment, got the Rs.20 laminated, framed it and hung it on the wall of his living room. That's the kind of regard Sushant has for Raj Kumar Hirani.” Well, the question remains, is this the start of another professional-rivalry or something personal is brewing up and coming out as these pro-statements. Only time will tell.