As the opening shot of Anushka in the film, Vishal wanted her to step out of a pool like a James Bond heroine, but the only catch was there was no sanitized, squeaky clean pool around in the village where the film was being shot. What the unit came across rather was a muddy village pond, the same one where the buffaloes and cows often wade in to beat the heat.
One can imagine that Anushka Sharma must have cringed that the thought of stepping into the same pool for a film shot. But rather than copping out of the situation, she took the challenge head on.
Dressed in a white tee and star-spangled shorts, Anushka stepped in the muddy pool and gave the shot with confidence, despite there being many gawkers by the side of the pool.
In Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, the scene is followed by the dialogue in which Imran Khan tells Anushka Sharma: “Kitni baar samjhaya tujhe, yun kaccha baniyan pehen ke mat jaya kar talaab mein”. Her rejoinder is: “Jee toh kya utar ke jaya karoon, kaccha, ke baniyaan”.