I am highly critical of myself, says Anushka Sharma

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Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma came to the industry as an outsider and she has established herself as a star with power-packed performances in films like NH 10 and Phillauri. Anushka said she plays her own biggest critic and the fact that she can easily identify fake compliments keeps her sane.“I am highly critical of myself. I am never satisfied with my work. I am not someone who can be fooled by praise at all. In fact, I quickly sniff out people who are being fake with me. It doesn’t go unnoticed with me. But I do have certain set of people around me like my team who are very honest to me and I am grateful for that. They are like family, they are very honest and not let me create a bubble for myself to live in because that can be detrimental,” Anushka said.

The actor started her Bollywood journey nine years back with Shah Rukh Khan’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and she now believes she was meant to be in the movies.Anushka said film industry has helped her to understand the life better and has made her stronger as an individual.

“I have been here for a long time and since I am still working, I think it (film industry) was meant for me. It is teaching me a lot of things, it is helping me grow in many ways. It is a great place to learn about life, it toughens you (as a person) and builds up your personality in a good way. I do feel it is a great place to be in,” she said.

Her life as an actor has taught her that be it success or failure, everything is temporary. “Attaching yourself to success and failure too much is not healthy and good for you. It is better to focus your energy in reinventing yourself as an actor with every film,” she added.