Bubbly, charming and effortless on the screen –abbreviations that are apt to describe the screen presence that Anushka Sharma has. Starting out in the year 2008, Sharma has achieved tremendous success in a short span of time. An actress who it seems has cracked the code to deliver 100-crore blockbusters. Anushka Sharma’s 4 movies are in the 100-crore club. Let us look at which of her movies has made it to the 100 crore club.
Anushka Sharma Box Office Collection Report
|Movie||Release date||Box office collections|
|Jab Tak Hai Jaan||November 13, 2012||120 crores|
|PK||December 19, 2014||340 crores|
|Dil Dhadakne Do||June 5, 2015||147 crores|
|Ae Dil Hai Muskil||October 28, 2016||108 crores (running in theaters as of date of publishing of this article)|
Note: All figures are as per secondary data sources online. Several trade analysts share detailed box office reports based on which box office collection reports are published.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Forever to be known as the last maestro touch from the great Bollywood director in Yash Chopra, JTHJ delivered at the box-office; courtesy of Shah Rukh’s solid performance and the way he carried himself throughout the movie. Not to mention, the famous “challa song” that gave the movie it’s pre-release promotion without trying too hard. Anushka vs Katrina was hyped as a cat-fight with both of them starring in the movie but Sharma made amends in the short role that she had, shining in her portrayal of a journalist. While SRK deserves the credit for the success of the movie, Sharma gave a performance that gave her the much needed big break of her career and psychologically, Sharma was now a commercially accepted actress with JTHJ being her first 100 crore movie.
source: YT / YRF
Following Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Sharma’s stars shun bright and landed her a role in what was to be India’s highest grossing movie of all-time i.e. PK. Starring alongside the perfectionist Khan from Bollywood in Aamir Khan, even prior to the release of the movie when the pre-release photoshoots were being released of Khan and Sharma, it was adamant that this was going to be a life-changing movie for Anusha because 1) she was starring alongside Aamir Khan and 2) the movie was directed by legendary Rajkumar Hirani. As predicted, the movie won hearts all across the globe and is to this date the highest grosser in Indian cinema.
source: YT / UTV Motion Pictures
3Dil Dhadkne Do
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, who made her bid back as a director after 4 years – last being her directorial venture in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Dil Dhadakne Do worked wonders with both the young gen and the middle aged class of the country and overseas Bollywood watching audiences. While it can be argued that Anushka’s role wasn’t the leading lady of the movie, a major chunk of the movie no doubt revolves around her character and her chemistry with Ranveer Singh is perhaps what guided the young age class to go and see the movie.
source: YT / Excel Entertainment
4Ae Dil Hai Muskil
Probably to be regarded as Sharma’s strongest performance to date in terms of all her movies that are in the 100cr club, in this one – her role was the most detailed and one on which the movie relied heavily. Love, loss, tragedy, bubbly, heartbroken – the shades of her character in Ae Dil Hai Muskil were many and she carried them with perfection.
source: YT / Fox Star Hindi
Working along-side leading Khans like Shah Rukh and Aamir has been a boost to her career and while the Khans often run away with all the popularity from the movie that they star in; primarily due to their impeccable screen presence as actors, Sharma has still managed to keep the audience interested in her performance and she has delivered alongside 2 Khans who can very easily make you nervous and shake you from giving your “A” game.
As it stands, Anushka Sharma has 4 of her movies in the 100 crore club. She truly is a leading lady that is not only hit as an actress but has the potential to attract audiences to the theater and therefore a commercially safe bet too; for the producers.