Anushka Sharma on privacy, relationships and more: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are one celebrity couple known for upholding the privacy of their relationship like a prized possession. On more than one occasion, Sharma has been vocal about keeping personal details of her life away from the roving eyes of the paparazzi.
The most recent exhibit came with her pregnancy and the birth of the couple’s daughter, Vamika. In the months leading up to her arrival, there was high-glare on Bollywood’s newest to-be-mom. Known for her unconventional successes in the film industry, Sharma has always been an icon for the audience, which was now awaiting to share in her and Kohli’s happiness. See how she traced her pregnancy journey on social media.
When Vamika was born earlier this year in January, the Sultan actor put out a request to the paparazzi: “We want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support… We would request you to kindly not take or carry any content that has our child.” Read an opinion on celebrity babies’ privacy.
Anushka Sharma On Privacy, Then And Now
It turns out Sharma’s insistence on privacy for her relationship and family goes back years. The duo married in 2017 but has been together for over half a decade now and was keen on maintaining a low profile even then. In an interview with NDTV in 2014, Sharma made it clear she didn’t want her relationship to become fodder for coffee-time gossip.
“We were not hiding anything, we were just being two normal young people who were in a relationship. But being public figures, your relationship becomes a topic of entertainment. For me, it’s something very personal and very pure. So I don’t want to put it out there for someone to discuss over a cup of coffee. That makes me very uncomfortable,” she was quoted saying.
Earlier this year, the 32-year-old slammed a prominent publication for sneaking photos of her in the privacy of her residence. “Guys! Stop this right now!” she wrote on social media. Here’s what happened.
That she is firm in her ideals is reflected in the mantra for motherhood she offers. When asked how she intends to raise her daughter, who is bound to face media and fan attention, she was quoted saying, “We definitely do not want to raise a child in the public eye-we don’t plan on engaging our child in social media. I think it’s a decision your child should be able to take. No kid should be made to be more special than the other.”