Actress Anushka Sharma released a statement on Saturday announcing that she is stepping down from her production company, Clean Slate Filmz. Taking to Instagram, Anushka announced that she would dedicate her time to her “first love, acting”. She added that as a new mother and an actress by profession, she has to balance her life “in an entirely new way like never before”. She also thanked her brother, entrepreneur Karnesh Ssharma, as she trusted him to take responsibility for driving the business forward. (Also read | Anushka Sharma gets shoutout from husband Virat Kohli ahead of 100th test: ‘Thank God for a life partner like her’)
Anushka’s post read, “When I started Clean Slate Filmz with my brother Karnesh Ssharma, we were new to production, but we had a fire in our stomachs and wanted to try setting the entertainment agenda by India by breaking up the clutter. Today, when I look back on our journey so far, I am deeply proud of what we have created and the disruption we have managed to achieve. As CSF started with my vision to change the narrative of what commercial projects should be like, I have to thank Karnesh who excelled in shaping what CSF has become today.”
She also said, “Being a new mother who has chosen to be an actress by profession, I have to balance my life in an entirely new way like never before. So I’ve decided that whatever time I have , I will dedicate to my first love, theater! Therefore, I have decided to walk away from CSF, convinced that the most capable person, Karnesh, is pursuing the vision with which it was created in the first place.”
“I will continue to be Karnesh and CSF’s biggest cheerleader and hope to be part of many messy projects that CSF produces. I can’t wait to see how he grows the company more and more. more with the stellar lineup of projects he has handpicked, nurtured and brought to life. My best wishes to the entire CSF family. Love you all! Anushka,” her statement concluded.
She captioned her post, “Onwards and Upwards @kans26 @officialcsfilms! My best wishes are always with you!!” Anushka, who married cricketer Virat Kohli in December 2017, welcomed their firstborn last year. The couple became parents to their daughter Vamika in January 2021.
Clean Slate Filmz was started by Anushka and Karnesh in 2013. It has produced several critically acclaimed titles such as NH10, Pari, Netflix’s Bulbbul and the Amazon Prime Video series Paatal Lok. Their upcoming projects include a drama series named Mai and the Netflix movie Qala.
Anushka will be seen next in her upcoming film Chakda Xpress. It is inspired by the life and journey of cricketer Jhulam Goswami. She has started preparations and often shares glimpses of her preparations on social media. She was last seen in the 2018 film Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.