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 actresses 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.
Anushka Sharma had also spoken in length, during a conversation with Mumbai Mirror, as to why there was some tension between them in those days. When she was accused of snatching brand endorsement deals from Deepika Padukone, Jab Harry Met Sejal actress clarified by saying, “There is no comparison between Deepika and me. Nothing links us. We do a different kind of films. In fact, she has done more films. I’ve been choosy. I have not picked up just about any role that came my way. I don’t need to do that. I have enough brands. And each one of them has renewed the contract, some of them for the third time. I don’t think that’s happening with other heroines. I must be doing something right.”
Anushka further said, “What I offer, only I can. What others do, probably I cannot. I am working back to back with four top-notch directors.” Then she also went on and clarifed that she doesn’t need to flash 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 don’t flaunt,” Anushka Sharma said.
Anushka’s statement proves that there’s no cold war brewing between Deepika Padukone and her. The two maintain a friendly relation with each other.