With Dabangg 2 having crossed the Rs 100- crore mark, Sonakshi Sinha now has three hits in her kitty. Unabashed about having played second fiddle to super stars, Sonakshi in a celebratory mood reveals, “I have worked like a dog this year and that in itself calls for celebration.” She also talks about her plans for the year ahead.
In all your movies you have played the desi girl and they have been male-dominated action films. Don’t you want to experiment with your roles?
You want to break out of a mould, only if it does not work for you. I feel I have made a place for myself despite being paired opposite Salman Khan or Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar. I have been fortunate as I got to learn so much from just observing them.
I like being part of mass entertainers that have gone on to do well at the box-office. I don’t choose roles based on the kind of clothes that I have to wear, it’s been a pleasant coincidence so far that I am the first girl that comes to a director’s mind when it comes to playing the desi girl.
There have been talks about you replacing Priyanka Chopra in Milan Talkies as PC has not been able to match her dates with Imran Khan...
Who will match my dates? 2013 is going to be a busy year for me. I am already doing Bullet Raja with Tigmanshu Dhulia and I am not going to take more on my hands right now.
In the year ahead, will the audience see you in a different avatar?
The remake of Tamil hit, Thuppaki for which I have already started shooting has a western feel to it and even in Bullet Raja, there is a Indo-western look to the film. I select my movies by putting myself in the audience’s shoes and how they would react. So with Lootera, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2 and Prabhudheva’s Rambo Rajkumar, I have an exciting year ahead.
So, what are your plans to usher in the new year?
I have worked like a dog this year. I will be celebrating New Year’s with my family but unfortunately dad won’t be in town. Then I have a 10-day break between shoots and I will be going on a vacation. But, I am definitely not going to disclose the location.
Now that you have come into your own as an actress, do you still go back to dad (Shatrughan Sinha) for advice?
Dad has a wealth of experience and I always take his inputs about co-stars and directors into consideration before signing a film. I guess, I will never outgrow the need to turn to him as he has been in the film industry longer than me.