Sonakshi Sinha, who has made a mark for herself in Bollywood with the Dabangg series, says she will wear the greasepaint so long as she enjoys her craft. Otherwise she will bid adieu to acting as stardom does not enamour her.
Daughter of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, the 26-year-old
has done more than half a dozen films since her 2010 debut.
"I am very clear about why I am here. It's because of the love
for what I do. The day I will stop enjoying, I will leave it
because there is no attachment to stardom or perks that come along
and not to fame," Sonakshi told IANS. "There is no fear. I have had
my share of films that have done well ; Joker, Once
Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara didn't work, so it's okay. You
move on," added the actress who takes success and failure in her
"For me I don't have time to sit and cry over it (flops). Even
if my film does well, you will not see me blowing my own trumpet.
There is no time to sit and dwell on whether it's done well or not
done well," she said. In fact, she has learned from her father not
to feel bad about flops.
"I have never seen my dad getting upset over bad films. So, may
be, it comes from there and may be the kind of person I am because
I was bought up in a way where you treat success and failure in the
same way," Sonakshi said.
Some of Sonakshi's big hits are the Dabangg series and
Rowdy Rathore. Her next release is Prabhudheva's
R...Rajkumar and Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed crime thriller
Raja. She admits that Bullet Raja differs from
her previous works.
"Yes, it's different, but that doesn't mean I don't like the
kind of films he (Dhulia) makes. I really respect him as a
filmmaker. I have liked all his films, be it Paan Singh...
or Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. In fact, while we were
shooting for 'Bullet Raja', he got a call that he had won the
National Award. It was a great moment," she said.
"In fact, he came to me for a film before Bullet Raja,
which I could not do as I was busy with other films. It just didn't
work out. I felt so bad that this opportunity slipped out of my
hand and three months later he came to my house with Bullet