The role is something that I am just waiting to dig my teeth into, says Anushka
An international prosthetics expert will finalise her look in the film
SHOWBIZ: If Anushka Sharma’s own production NH10 is anything to go by, gritty roles fit the actress like a glove.
So it came as no surprise when it was revealed that Sharma has been cast in the role of a wrestler in Salman Khan’s upcoming film Sultan.
According to Hindustan Times, the 27-year-old star will sport “a realistic and de-glam” look, which will be finalised by an international prosthetics expert.
“The role is something that I am just waiting to dig my teeth into,” the actress said.
“There is nobody like [Salman Khan] because of his persona,” she added about her co-star.
Sultan director Abbas Ali Zafar is quite satisfied with the casting of his film: “We wanted to cast a great actor opposite Salman. That was the main criterion. Anushka is a terrific actress and a star in her own right. She can pull off a film effortlessly. But the biggest plus point is that she is athletic, she understands the language and the mannerisms and it will be easy for her to get into the skin of the character. Also, she has previously romanced Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan. Now, it’s Salman. They look great together. Once the look is out, you will see.”
Produced by Aditya Chopra, Sultan is slated to release on Eid this year.