The actress has admitted that she signed the movie, also starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, because it was Chopra’s.
“I didn’t need anything else to attract me to the role,” Sharma said in an interview with Gulf News.
“The fact that Yash Chopraji wanted me in his film and that I am going to be a ‘Yash Raj Heroine’ was an attraction enough,” she stated.
“For any actor, it’s a huge dream because he’s a brand in himself. And to get that chance so early in my career and for that dream to naturalise so early is superb,” she added.
Chopra, known as one of Bollywood’s most influential filmmakers for making lavish love stories, died at the age of 80 after contracting dengue fever last month.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan, to be released tomorrow is a love triangle, a premise that the late legendary director Chopra had perfected.
And Sharma will not be affected much even if the movie fails to do well at the box-office because in her eyes being directed by the legendary filmmaker Chopra and acting alongside King Khan is what all means to her.
“This film has gained a special place in my heart. Whether it will do well or not … it’s too special for me to be concerned about all of that,” she said.
She will cherish the memory of working under the late Chopra forever.
“The time I spent with Yashji is the best memory I would take back from this film. Three words that describe him aptly would be warmth, humble and child-like,” she added.