Anushka Sharma has been known to pull no punches when it comes to speaking her mind on the issue at hand. The actor, who stars in his brother’s home production Phillauri, opposite Punjabi superstar Dilijit Dosanjh, has come out strongly against the Indian film industry’s expectations from female stars and what is wrong with that perspective. Now in a bold new interview, Sharma has once again proved that she is not just any gutless female actor, and neither is she afraid of the frequently bastardised ‘f-word’ feminism.

Anushka is the latest cover girl of Vogue, and is seen wearing a ‘We all should be feminists’ t-shirt, along with a black feather tasselated skirt. Anushka is sporting hair bangs, while posing with her legs spread out, in a manner that seems to send out a strong pro-feminism message. Anushka got candid in the cover spread of the issue about not being involved too much with the Bollywood glitz and glamour and often keeping away from the high octane parties. ALSO READ: OMFG! Deepika Padukone is all kinds of sporty hot in this International magazine’s photoshoot 

“Just…no. By now people have accepted that I’m anti-social and not stand-offish. This is not just the case with industry friends, I’ve always been this way”, Anushka says in the interview, when asked about what it would take to get her to attend a Bollywood bash.

Here’s the cover of the march issue of Vogue magazine with the bold and sexy Anushka Sharma:

The shirt that Anushka is wearing in the picture, has an interesting story and has its roots in women wanting to send out a strong message against naysayers and arguments opposing feminism. Famous Nigerian feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote a book with the same title in 2014 and it became a rallying literary force for feminists and women activists around the world. The title was then used on the t-shirt designed by Dior’s first ever female creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone’s fashion label All About You reminds us just what real beauty is all about! (Watch Video)

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With all the political uprising in the United States and around the world, against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s rise to power and the subsequent Women’s protest Marches, the shirt became an instant hit. Earlier in January, Rihanna and Natalie Portman were seen sporting the very same shirt, that was also worn by Italian businesswoman and influencer Chiara Ferragni.

Anushka’s posing in the t-shirt sends out a clear message to Bollywood actors and other women who are afraid to be associated with feminism, because apparently they stand for ‘egalitarianism’. Anushka had, earlier as well, called out societal norms that require girls and women to be comely and pleasing to the eye, and also the fact that these are replicated in Bollywood movies. She had said in an interview with Nirupama Chopra, “Girls are expected to be good-looking, look nice, just be interesting enough for a guy to be interested in you in a film.” Well, all we can say is, more power to you Anushka!

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