Anushka Sharma has been missing from the big screen since her last outing in Shah Rukh Khan's 2018 film 'Zero'. In a recent interview, the actress said work got exhausting. When asked why she has taken a break from films, Anushka said, “I was on auto pilot, and it got exhausting. There was a period when I was shooting two films simultaneously. I made choices that weren't necessarily healthy. I needed to try other things, things that didn't fit into the schedule that I had found myself getting accustomed to for such a long time.”
She said she needed to slow down. “There's never a good time to step away from creative opportunities, but I needed to grow and I needed to challenge myself in a different way to figure out a purpose and live a little outside of the movie sets and promotional tours, and dresses and heels, and have authentic exchanges with people.”
She added, “I also prioritised slowing down and working on building a life for myself. I worked in a different capacity. I tried to create some things, produce some things, build my clothing brand.” Anushka has been accompanying her husband and cricketer Virat Kohli on his Australia and West Indies tours.
On the work front, she has two productions in pipeline – a film titled 'Bulbul' on Netflix and a web series for Amazon.