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Anushka Sharma: 'I would not want to be an actress forever'

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Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma

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Anushka Sharma has said she will not be an actor forever.

The actress, who made her debut with Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, said she believes that her career in films is temporary and that marriage and family will in the long term be a greater priority.

Speaking to The Times of India, she said: "I think 10 to 15 years down the line I would not want to remain an actress. Probably I will be married and driving my kids to school.

"Appreciation is obviously nice. Our profession is such that it puts us in a trance while working and then we don't realise what all we can do."

Sharma was recently confirmed as the female lead in Peekay opposite Aamir Khan, and stars with Imran Khan in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.


The actress explained that, despite winning roles with the biggest stars, she is aware of how fickle the industry is.

"I think right now I am getting many offers because my films have done well. But it's not going to be an ongoing process. I don't want to get delusional about where I am. I keep a constant check by saying that this isn't my entire life," she said.

The 24-year-old, who has received accolades for her performances in Band Baaja Baaraat and the recently released Jab Tak Hai Jaan, added that she doesn't take fame too seriously.

"Stardom is nice but because I am an outsider in the industry, I don't want to get sucked into this too much. I have this sense of practicality that this is temporary," she said.

Sharma plays Akira, an intern at the Discovery Channel, in Yash Chopra's final directorial venture, and has described the experience of working with the late director as "perfect".

The film had a grand premiere at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai ahead of its worldwide release on November 13.

Photo gallery - Jab Tak Hai Jaan premiere:

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