From a love story fit for a movie to a destination wedding in Italy with designer outfits from Sabyasachi, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s relationship has been in the news for years. In a 2019 interview, the actor had spoken about not signing any movies after her marriage, saying she was “working back to back” and was starting to feel “too excited.” Anushka also shared her views on the assumption that once married, women will not get any more movie offers. She said when a woman takes a break from work after marriage, people start asking questions like “is she pregnant?” Read also: Anushka Sharma is full of praise while Virat Kohli scores 166 points in style in Sri Lanka ODI
Anushka and Virat reportedly first met while shooting for a shampoo ad in 2013. Over the next few years, the two kept their relationship a secret, but were often seen together in public. In 2017, they surprised the country with the news that they got married in Tuscany, Italy. Soon, photos and videos of their intimate, under-the-radar wedding were all over social media. The actor and cricketer were married on December 11, 2017.
In a 2019 interview with Filmfare, Anushka was asked why she had not signed a new film after marrying Virat. In response to which the actor had said, “That’s a conscious decision. I wanted to take a few months off after Zero. After I got married, things went like a whirlwind. I was back on the sets shooting for Sui Dhaaga: Made In India and later Zero. I just worked back to back. Whatever time I got, I would try to balance and meet Virat. But I felt too excited. I had to take two months off. I told my team I don’t even want to read anything right now. It’s important as a creative person to take time off, but you deny yourself that. Of course there is pressure. You are constantly being asked ‘kaunsi film sign kar rahe ho (what movie are you going to sign next)?'”
Speaking further about women not getting offers after marriage, Anushka had said in the same interview, “When you are married people ask ‘is she pregnant?’ They love reading in when there really isn’t anything it’s so hard for people to believe someone wants to take time off to be rejuvenated you shouldn’t deny yourself that because it’s important to be able to be fresh thinking. Then you can make the right decisions. You have to have a balanced mind to take the right calls in life. I’ve read scripts. I can’t wait to sign a great script and get back on set That’s what I love doing the most. I want to feel creatively charged.”
Anushka and Virat welcomed their daughter Vamika Kohli on January 11, 2021. In a statement on Instagram, Virat had shared their baby news at the time saying, “We thank you for all your love, prayers and well wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we feel extremely blessed to have this new chapter of our lives.”
Anushka plays cricketer Jhulan Goswami in the upcoming biopic Chakda Xpress, which is shot in Kolkata and the UK. Anushka was last seen in the Netflix film Qala (2022), where she made a surprise appearance in the song Ghodey Pe Sawaar. Her last starring role was in the 2018 film Zero which also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.