Sonakshi Sinha: My Films May Not Have Worked, but My Performance was Never Panned
Sonakshi Sinha has come a long way in her Bollywood career and is currently awaiting the release of Khandaani Shafakhana. Here’s what she thinks of her films and career
Sonakshi Sinha has come a long way in her Bollywood career and with commercial blockbusters like Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Lootera and Akira, Sonakshi Sinha has made her mark in the industry. She has worked hard to reach the stage she is at today and has credited her instincts for the choices she has made pertaining to film choice. She is also quite happy with the way her career has shaped up. "It (box office numbers) was something that I never craved for. It just happened to me. When I started acting I never thought my films will do Rs 100 crore business. They were all blockbusters and I am glad for the love that I got from the audience. Things changed for everyone, the kind of movies people started watching and making changed. Even my choices as an actor changed," Sonakshi said in a recent interview.
Sonakshi went on to add how proud she was of the variety of films she is able to indulge in. "I have done a whole plethora of films. Today I am really proud of the fact that I can do a commercial film and even an art film. I have been able to achieve that balance," she added. The 32-year-old actor said her shift to realistic cinema was not planned. When she started off in her career, Sonakshi started as the quintessential Hindi commercial film heroine doing commercial blockbuster cinema and those were the kind of films being offered to her, she explained.
“Then somebody in the middle of that offered me Lootera and I did that. People saw my other side and they liked it. Later Akira, Noor came my way. For me, it’s very instinctive,” she said. Unfortunately, her more recent work including films like Kalank, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Welcome to New York, Ittefaq and Noor didn’t fare to well at the box office.
"The outcome of your film is never in your hand, all that you can do is select a good story, give your best as an actor. My films may not have worked but my performance was never panned. I have always been appreciated for my performance which makes me happy and that is the validation that I need," the actor said.
Sonakshi said she does not believe in stressing too much over the failure of a film. “When a film doesn’t do well you feel bad but then you move on because you have already started your next film and you put your energies there. This happens to everyone,” she asserted.
The actress is currently promoting Khandaani Shafakhana, an unusual story of a small-town independent girl, who runs a clinic. The Shilpi Das Gupta directorial is slated for release on August 2, 2019.