She forced the King of Bollywood to dance, dress silly and do a double role in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. But who is Anushka Sharma`s real-life hero? The actress talks to Sify.com about her first crush, a dapper Major who left a lasting impression on her, and why she is more proud of her army background than of her acting.
My real-life hero is Major Gopi Rathore, who sadly is a martyr now.
He was one of my father`s officers from the 16 Garhwal Rifles. He died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
The truth is, he was my first crush.
He was someone I really looked up to, not only because of his great attributes as an officer, but also because of who he was as a person.
He motivated me to write.
I used to write, I still do. And he was the one who encouraged me.
Major Gopi Rathore was tall and good-looking. He was everything a woman would want in a man. A bachelor and a one-time ADC (Aide De Camp) to President K R Narayanan, he was just five days shy of his 35th birthday when he died.
I still remember the day he paid me a visit at the School NCC camp in Ooty.
He was passing by and decided to come over and surprise me at the camp. He left behind a lot of goodies, chocolates etc. How could a girl not lose her heart to such a thoughtful and gallant hero?
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