Yash Chopra, Chairman, Yash Raj Films, announced today that the nineteen year old from Bangalore, Anushka Sharma, has been accepted to play the female lead opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Aditya Chopra's third film as director Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. With the news spreading around, all the speculations that have been hush-hushed at all the corners of Bollywood media corners have died down.
Yash Chopra, on this concern, says, "We were looking first and foremost for someone who could truly embody the spirit of small town Punjab and we know we have found her in Anushka. And while she has no previous acting experience, we have seen that unique spark in her that makes us confident that she will be a standout even opposite Shah Rukh. Rab ne Bana di Jodi will hit the shooting floors on the 16th of May and will hit theatres worldwide on the 12th of December."The waiting for the most hyped film and probably the most anticipating character is now over but countdown to see Anushka opposite King Khan has just started.