Sonakshi Sinha who sashayed into Bollywood with Salman Khan's Dabangg was often accused of taking up roles of damsel in distress. However last year, the actress shut silent a majority of her critics by taking up Akira where we saw her beating the bad guys to pulp with her kicks and punches. Next, she will be seen playing a journalist in Sunhil Sippy's Noor.
Recently at the trailer launch event of this film, Sonakshi said
that she is not feeling any pressure for being the sole
audience-puller for Noor, but is, in fact, enjoying every bit of
the responsibility as it makes her feel more independent as a
performer. She further added that it shows that she has come a long
way in her career and doesn't depend on any other star for the
success of her movie today.
The actress was quoted as saying, "What I saw during Akira and
now with Noor, I feel liberated that I don't have to depend on
anyone else to carry the film. I have such a solid team support
that I don't need anyone else. Also, once you become independent
and you know you can move ahead, that's the best feeling in the
world. I am happy to carry this film on my shoulders, along with my
team. And, I have pretty strong shoulders."
She further added, "I didn't miss any big actor at all. The way
this film had been written, it needed real people. I had never met
Kanan or Shibani before we started shooting but we play best
friends in the film and we gelled really well. Each one of them has
portrayed their roles so beautifully that you will feel that there
are real people on screen. I don't think anyone else could have
done these parts as well as these actors."
Sonakshi further revealed that Noor is extremely close to her
heart. When quizzed about the changing perception of Bollywood
towards female performers, Sonakshi said such questions should end
now because she believes that today, women are getting great
opportunities in Hindi cinema.
She added, "There's nothing that women can't do, so what is the
big deal about filmmaking and promoting it? We are doing that and
will do a lot of other things too. Today, there are such wonderful
characters being written, films are being made keeping female
protagonists in mind. I think now this has become a normal thing
and I am happy that the industry is moving in that direction and
giving us opportunities to portray characters, which people can
only dream of."
Now, that's a valid point, Sona!
Meanwhile talking about Noor, the film is a slice of life drama
based on a regular girl's misadventures as she navigates her life
through a big city. The film is slated to release on 21st