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Anushka Sharma: ‘I had fun playing a yesteryear actress in Qala’

Directed by Anvita Dutt, the movie features Triptii Dimri, Swastika Mukherjee, Babil Khan, Amit Sial, Girija Oak and Sameer Kochchar

PTI Mumbai Published 06.12.22, 03:59 PM
Anushka Sharma in Qala.

Anushka Sharma in Qala. Netflix

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, who was most recently seen in a cameo in Qala, says she had a great time portraying an actor from the black-and-white era in the latest Netflix film.

Anushka left many surprised with her special appearance in the song Ghodey Pe Sawaar from Qala, produced by her brother Karnesh Ssharma. Penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Amit Trivedi, the track is sung by Sireesha Bhagavatula.


The actor, whose last big-screen release was 2018’s Zero, said she was elated with the reaction of the audience towards her role in the Hindi-language period psychological drama.

“I did this song for the fun of it. I enjoyed myself doing it! I had fun playing a yesteryear actress. And I’m really happy to see the reactions from people for my special appearance. I wasn’t expecting that people would like it so much, but I’m glad that they have and are happy to see me on screen after some time,” she said..

Directed by Anvita Dutt, Qala follows the story of young playback singer Qala Manjushree (Triptii Dimri). It also stars Swastika Mukherjee, Babil Khan, Amit Sial, Girija Oak and Sameer Kochchar.

Anushka had previously backed Anvita's directorial debut Bulbbul, which also starred Triptii and released on Netflix in 2020.

The actor will next be seen in a full-fledged role in Chakda Xpress, a film based on cricketer Jhulan Goswami's life. Directed by Prosit Roy, the sports drama will also premiere on Netflix.

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