I’m More than a Rat In a Rat Race, I Want To Enjoy My Life Says Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma, who is set to play the role of former women Indian cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami in her upcoming movie 2023 Chakda Xpress, has recently emerged as the cover page girl of Harper Bazaar India. In an interview with the magazine, the female actor opened up about the importance of finding a work life balance to find inner peace. She said that she is ‘more than a rat in a rat race’. The mother of one-year-old Vamika expressed her desire to be in a room full of creative people. Anushka also shared her views and hopes for the future of women in the workplace.
Revealing the cover of the magazine, Bazaar’s India’s official Instagram account quoted Anushka Sharma as saying: “My industry is all about, ‘run, run, run’—it’s a rat race, and you have to be part of it. But I’m more than a rat in a rat race. I want to enjoy my life. I enjoy acting in films. I enjoy being in a room full of creative people, discussing ideas, coming up with ways of doing a scene, and thinking about how the audience will react to it. It’s all so pleasurable; I never want to give it up,” Saying that ‘striking the balance of work-life’ is difficult for women, Anushka revealed that people do not understand the ‘health and emotions of working women’.
Bazaar India covergirl Anushka Sharma (@anushkasharma) is ever radiant in the latest issue of Bazaar India. In an exclusive conversation, the 34-year-old actor speaks about the importance of embracing inner-peace. #bazaarindia #anushkasharma @Cartier pic.twitter.com/F2W8A14B5q
— Harper's Bazaar India (@BazaarIndia) May 15, 2022
Anushka blamed the dominant male society for this. She further explained that today she has ‘great respect’ for women. Anushka said: “Heck, I’m a woman; even I didn’t understand it till I became a mother. Today, I have so much more respect and love for women and a strong sense of sisterhood. I’ve always spoken up for women, but to feel love and compassion for the cause makes it so much more powerful,”
What drives Bazaar India covergirl Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma )? The ultimate desire to be happy. In a special conversation, Anushka speaks about the sacrifices she is willing, and not willing, to be content and passionate about life…#bazaarindia #AnushkaSharma @Cartier pic.twitter.com/CAg35p9fqE
— Harper's Bazaar India (@BazaarIndia) May 17, 2022
In addition, the female actor wished for more support and respect for women in their workplace. She said that the work culture is still complex even though some men are sympathetic to women. Further, she wished that the world would pay more attention to the importance of nurturing a child.
Women’s rights are important to actor and Bazaar India covergirl Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma ). In conversation, Anushka shares her hopes and views about the future of women in the workforce. #bazaarindia #anushkasharma @Cartier pic.twitter.com/lPrmqGG2RV
— Harper's Bazaar India (@BazaarIndia) May 16, 2022
Anushka’s upcoming film, Chakda Xpress release date is February 2, 2023. The film will have a Netflix premier.
It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. pic.twitter.com/eRCl6tLvEu
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) January 6, 2022