Sonakshi Sinha’s performance in her recent movie ‘Lootera’ has earned her rave reviews from critics and audience alike. But the actress revealed that she was warned by many against doing a periodic movie so early in her career.
Sonakshi Sinha, who has been a part of masala movies like ‘Dabangg’, ‘Dabangg 2’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Son of Sardaar’, said that ‘Lootera’ came as a welcome change and posed an interesting challenge to her.
In ‘Lootera’, a movie set in 1950’s, Sonakshi Sinha plays a role of pampered daughter of a Bengali zamindaar who falls in love with a stranger with dubious past.
“After 'Dabangg' people saw me in a particular kind of cinema. I heard comments like 'This is too early in your career', 'You may not be able to pull it off', 'You need to be mature for something like this'. I was irritated and decided to prove everyone wrong. I tried doing something experimental and I am happy that I was able to carry it off," Sonakshi told PTI in an interview.
The actress credited her director Vikramaditya Motwane for her performance in the movie and said that he brought out the best in her.
“It is my most challenging role till date. Because it is set in the 1950s, an era I know nothing about. I have just gone by pure instinct and Vikram's direction. He is a tremendous director; I could not have done it without him. I am so glad that the first opportunity where I got to showcase my range as an actor was with Vikram," Sonakshi said.
Sonakshi Sinha’s movies ‘Dabangg’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Son of Sardaar’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ all have crossed the elite Rs. 100 Crore mark. In her short career Sonakshi Sinha has starred in only one flop movie ‘Joker’.
Her movie ‘Lootera’ too is going strong at the box-office and has garnered Rs 15.35 crore in its initial weekend itself.
The actress said that her mantra to success is to do work quietly and not make much noise about it.
“I believe in doing my work quietly and not make a big hullabaloo about it. That is how I operate. I don't see any other reason to be visible for, I like it when people talk about my work, that is what I am here for,” she said.
“There is no point being visible for other things like going for events, parties. I have never spoken about who I am dating, what I am doing behind the scenes. So that is how I want it to be," she added.
Sonakshi Sinha credited her mother for her grounded nature.
“Coming from a filmy background I have seen everything growing up, but even at that point of time it never really fascinated me. I did not like going to my dad's shoots. We were taught not to get carried away with it from a very young age,” she said.
"The upbringing has been very strong, rooted. My mother gave up her career bringing us up and she has played a very important role in keeping us grounded. Even now I don't take my work home, my stardom home. It ends where it is supposed to end. There is a life beyond stardom and it’s a very normal life which I cherish. I anyway don't handle attention very well," she added.
Sonakshi Sinha’s weight has always been a topic of deliberation in the media. But the actress said that the issue doesn’t bother her.
“It is a non-issue to me. I am very happy doing work and lot of work... Probably more than the skinny-minnies. I am going to take a stand in my life by not talking about it, stop answering questions so that people stop writing about it,” she concluded.
Sonakshi Sinha also stars in three most anticipated upcoming movies of the year. She will next be seen in ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara’ followed by ‘Bullet Raja’ and ‘Rambo Rathore’.