Sonakshi Sinha’s Top 5 Performances
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Sonakshi Sinha’s Top 5 Performances

Sonakshi Sinha has played the ‘hero’ in five films so far in her career. Take a look at which ones they are

While in the early part of her career, Sonakshi Sinha appeared alongside male superstars like Salman Khan (Dabanng), Akshay Kumar (Rowdy Rathore) and Ajay Devgan (Son Of Sardaar), her career  took a  swerve towards self-actualization when she decided to be her own hero in  a slate of films. Here ‘s  celebrating Sonakshi The Hero.


In this Vikram Motwane-directed film, Sonakshi  played a girl literally dying for love. As she withered in bereavement, we saw her amazing physical transformation. I remember telling Sonakshi’s proud father (Shatrughan Sinha) that she reminded me of Satyajait Ray’s heroine Madhabi Mukherjee in the way she carried herself physically and emotionally. Ranveer Singh, for once, moved aside to let his leading lady take centrestage. We never saw Sonakshi invest the same level of commitment to any other character.


Designed as Bollywood’s Kill Bill, Sonakshi played our own Uma Thurman. Interestingly the original Telugu  film had a male actor  playing Akira’s role. Akira lost  out on a great opportunity be  a rare  action film with a female hero in the lead. The plot got trapped between Anurag Kashyap’s sneering and a shower of gruesomeness. More Oh-Ma than Uma, I must say.


As a small-time investigative  journalist who stumbles on a big life-changing story, Sonakshi would have scored big were it not for the fact that the film suffered several dilutions. For one, the original Pakistani novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz had to be relocated to Mumbai for political reasons. From there,  it was downhill for  the  project. Though well-intended, the message of  sensational scooping versus the conscience got compromised  even  before the protagonist’s  conscience.

Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi(2016):

A sequel to Happy Bhaag Jayegi where Sonakshi is  kidnapped and taken to another country. The ensuing  confusion gave  a  wide berth to Sinha to convey her range  as an actress. But  somehow this  film, like the others where Sonakshi  played the hero, did not attain its full impact.

Khaandani Shafakhana (2019):

And now Sonakshi is  back in the central  part. Playing  Baby Bedi, a feisty  sex consultant, Sonakshi pulls out all stops to  deliver a rousing performance. Will this film finally establish her as actress who can  play the hero  convincingly?