Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone had made headlines after reports of Anushka slashing her endorsement fee in order to grab a deal that was offered to Deepika was doing the rounds a few years ago.
Bollywood is incomplete without a little competition. Be it between box office clashes or among actors and actresses, over the years, Bollywood has seen some serious rivalry. Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif just to name a few. While some were true, some were just rumours and well others just for the gossip mills.
Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone are some of the most leading actresses in Bollywood. The two might be cool around each other today, but during their initial days in Bollywood, it was alleged that they indulged in a cold war.
For the unversed, the two divas were involved in a bitter catfight and made headlines after reports of Anushka slashing her endorsement fee in order to grab a deal that was offered to Deepika was doing the rounds a few years ago.
And then Anushka Sharma ended up slamming Deepika Padukone openly for pulling her down and said, ‘Stop throwing garbage at me’. Anushka had spoken in length to Mumbai Mirror about her conflict with Deepika and dropped a serious hint 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 not any comparison between Deepika and me. Nothing links us. We do different kind of films. actually 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
Speaking of the same, Anushka had said, “I don’t need to do this. I have enough brands. and each one of them has renewed the contract, a number of them for the third time. i do not think that’s happening with other heroines. i need to be doing something right.”
Anushka Had Slammed Deepika For Flashing A ‘Rate Card’
“What I offer, only I can. What others do, probably I cannot. i’m working back to back with four top-notch directors,” she tells us.
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 simply don’t flaunt.”
Anushka: i am Not A Bitchy Girl
“Flashing yourself as an imaginary first choice when you are not even in the running is so tacky. there’s 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 within the first place?”
“Look at the guys (heroes, she means), they do not indulge in such things. and that is why I find it easier to be friends with them. i’m 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’m 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
“Stop throwing garbage at me since i do not throw garbage at you. Wecall ourselves cool but we are actually not,” said Anushka to her peers, indirectly hinting at Deepika too.
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’m in a damn good position myself. Nobody can take it away from me by deriding me.”
It all seems in the past now as the actresses have buried their differences. Currently, Anushka and Deepika share a great bond and are often spotted liking or commenting on each other’s posts.