Mumbai, Dec 24: Indian captain Virat Kohli says he loved his wife and actress Anushka Sharma’s performance in her latest film “Zero”, which has received a mixed response from the audience and critics.
Virat took to Twitter to praise Zero, especially his wife’s performance.
“Saw ‘Zero’ and loved the entertainment it brought. I enjoyed myself. Everyone played their parts well. Loved Anushka Sharma’s performance because I felt it was a very challenging role and she was outstanding,” Kohli tweeted on Sunday.
Saw @Zero21Dec and loved the entertainment it brought. I enjoyed myself. Everyone played their parts well. Loved @AnushkaSharma performance because I felt it was a very challenging role and she was outstanding. ??
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 23, 2018
Virat is currently on a cricket tour. He was spotted at a mall in Melbourne where he is supposed to have watched the film.
Anushka plays a specially-abled scientist in the Aanand L. Rai directorial that stars Shah Rukh Khan as a dwarf and Katrina Kaif as an alcoholic movie star.
Apart from Kohli, celebrities like Anurag Kashyap and Swara Bhasker have also shown support to the movie that has received flake from some for its “flawed writing” and its second half.
“Really really liked ‘Zero’. Barring one sequence where all the stars gather post interval, which disconnected me. No easy resolutions, stretching the imagination… it’s really a brave film. It engaged me throughout. I really feel its the people’s expectations that disappoints them,” Anurag tweeted.
Really really liked “Zero”. Barring one sequence where all the stars gather post interval, which disconnected me .No easy resolutions , streching the imagination its really a brave film. It engaged me through out. I really feel its the people’s expectations that disappoints them
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) December 22, 2018
Swara, who worked with the director in films like “Raanjhanaa” and “Tanu Weds Manu”, “loved every second of ‘Zero'”.
“Aanand, SRK, (writer) Himanshu Sharma redefine what hero and heroine are for Bollywood. The hero a dwarf and a loser (cocky though), and the heroine on a wheelchair; and the film refuses to let us see them through the prism of their disabilities,” she tweeted.
LOVED every second of #Zero .. @aanandlrai @iamsrk #HimanshuSharma redefine what hero & heroine are for #Bollywood .. The Hero a dwarf & a loser (cocky though) & The heroine on a wheelchair; and the film refuses to let us see them through the prism of their disabilities. (1/n)
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 21, 2018
Screenwriter Kanika Dhillon, known for films like “Kedarnath” and “Manmarziyaan”, “dedicated” a note to the screenwriters and told them “don’t dwarf your dreams”.
Dedicated to the Screenwriters! Don’t ‘Dwarf’ your dreams! #ZeroReview or is it #reviewingthereview… don’t know… but why zero is one of the most important films of 2018!!! #ZERO #ZeroTheFilm @Zero21Dec @BauuaSingh pic.twitter.com/LPrx4P8Tbs
— Kanika Dhillon (@KanikaDhillon) December 22, 2018
She wrote: “I realised ‘Zero’ is perhaps one of the best, bravest and one of the most important films of the year.”
“Be it the incomplete characters, which refuse to bow down to their weaknesses, they entertain and endear! People were whistling and clapping at the dialogues in the first half, and then it takes a leap of faith! It takes the dwarf to Mars! From Meerut to Mars!”
She praised Himanshu, a National Award winner, for starting many new trends in story telling. She lauded him for not playing safe.
Youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was also one of those who heaped praise on Shah Rukh’s performance in “Zero”.
Zero brings back the trio of Shah Rukh, Katrina and Anushka after their 2012 film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The film which released on December 21, received the mixed response and the opening collection was less than what was expected of the movie.
After opening at Rs 20 crore, the film showed a slight decline on Saturday with collections of around Rs 18 crore.