Anushka Sharma has come a long way in Bollywood and the actress has accepted criticism as well as praise during her decade long journey in front of the camera. A few years ago the actress faced flak for getting a lip job done. Anushka’s appearance on Karan Johar’s chat show in 2014 had led to netizens speculating that she had gone under the knife. Social media was flooded with mean tweets and trolls. At that time, Anushka decided to bravely face the trolls and penned an open letter on social media.
In February 2014, Anushka had penned a long note on Twitter, opening up about the controversy. “Lately there has been a LOT of talk about me in this particular episode of KOffee with Karan . Mainly regarding my lips . I am here to just convey what I have to say regarding the same . I am talking about it only because this story has taken a scary direction and things have been ‘blown out of proportion’ ( pun intended 😉 ) … For a short while now I have been using a temporary lip enhancing tool and that along with make up techniques ( I have learnt over the years) is the reason why there might be a change in the appearance of my lips. Having stated this fact let me very vehemently assure everyone that I have by no means gone ‘under the knife ‘ or done any kind of ‘plastic surgery’ or undergone any intrusive procedure . This was my decision and was done for the sake of my look in my upcoming film Bombay velvet,a period drama where I play a jazz singer in the 1960’s – 70’s . And it was taken from the referencing of that time . The drastic change in my appearance on KWK is due to lot of factors put together and not just my lips . Everyone goes through good and bad days. Did I think I looked good on the KWK episode ? NO . I do feel I could have done things differently.”
Anushka had also maintained that she would never undergo a plastic surgery and added, “To put the current conjectures and reportage straight once and for all from my end – I have said this before and am saying it again .. I do not believe in plastic surgery or any other means of unnatural permanent changes to the body . I do not support it or stand for it or recommend it. Now if someday my legs appear different and sexy to you ! Please don’t say I’ve done ‘Something’ … Oh ! And also … Some of the ‘joker’ jokes/memes doing the rounds though a bit mean did bring a smile to my lips.”
Speaking about the controversy, Anuhska Sharma had later told a magazine that she had nothing to hide and that people called her brave for speaking up about the lip job. The actress had revealed that she was not going to lie or deny it. Anushka also added that she wanted to take ownership of it and let her fans to know that she is human and not perfect.