Anushka Sharma, the Hindi actor who was last seen in the 2018 film Zero, announced on Saturday that she is stepping away from her production house Clean Slate Filmz which she had founded in 2013 along with her brother Karnesh Ssharma.
“I have decided to step away from CSF, confident that the most able person, Karnesh, is taking forward the vision with which it was created in the first place,” she wrote in a statement.
The reason for stepping away, Sharma mentioned, was to dedicate time to her acting career which she called her “first love”.
“Being a new mother, who has chosen to be an actor by profession, I have to balance my life in an entirely new fashion like never before. SO, I have decided whatever time I have at hand, I will dedicate it to my first love, acting!” Sharma wrote in the statement.
Sharma along with her husband cricketer Virat Kohli welcomed their daughter Vamika in January last year.
“When I started Clean Slate Filmz with my brother Karnesh Ssharma, we were novices when it came to production but we had a fire in our belly and we wanted to try and set the agenda of entertainment in India through clutter breaking content. Today when I look back at our journey so far, I am deeply proud of what we have created and the disruption that we have managed to achieve. While CSF started with my vision to change the narrative of what commercial projects should be like, I have to credit Karnesh who has excelled in shaping what CSF has become today,” the statement read.
While expressing support for her brother and the entire team of Clean Slate Filmz, Sharma added that she will be the “biggest cheerleader” for the company.
Hindi films and series that have been released under the banner of the Clean Slate Filmz include NH10 (2015), Phillauri (2017), Pari (2018), Paatal Lok (2020), and Bulbbul (2020).