The busy bee is back. For someone who is usually seen in three to four films at an average every year, Sonakshi Sinha has been relatively quiet right through 2014 with just one biggie, Holiday, hitting the screens. Well, not anymore as the ‘dabangg’ girl is now returning with vengeance, what with three films (Action Jackson, Lingaa, Tevar) in a matter of five weeks. Happy though with all the work that is keeping her busy, currently she is juggling between the promotion of her three films.
How has your stint with South turned out to be, courtesy Rajinikanth’s Lingaa which has made noise rather instantly?
It is my first Tamil film, though I had got a few offers from South in the past as well. I wasn’t able to do so due to my Hindi films commitments. However when Lingaa came my way, I jumped on to the opportunity. It was like deja vu of my first film (Dabangg) as I didn’t know how it would all turn out to be eventually. I just felt instinctive about Lingaa and wanted to give it a shot. The kind of response after the very first teaser was phenomenal and the promo has been a smash success as well. That’s truly the power of Rajinikanth and I am happy to be there alongside him (smiles).
Meanwhile, you and Ajay came together too for Action Jackson after Son of Sardaar. It must have been good to reconnect with your co-star, right?
See, the more you work with a person, the easier it is to build connect. It is great that we came together for this film, though we have worked with totally different directors. Ajay has this expression which is a real asset to him; he can pull off romance as well as threat with a straight face. On the other hand I am someone who has to make 10 million expressions to convey anything (laughs). As a matter of fact, for Action Jackson in particular, Ajay has undergone facial manipulation of expressions which have turned out to be quite funny.
Action Jackson is one masala flick where you seem to be really enjoying your times being a quintessential leading lady, right?
Prabhu (Dheva) sir has a knack of bringing on this kind of entertainment which is such an integral part of Indian cinema. I strongly believe that masala cinema is always going to be there and I love being a part of such cinema.
You seem to be enjoying your dancing stint too.
Other than Keeda, I loved Mast Punjabi too which is a foot tapping number that people are liking. There is another song Chichora Piya that we shot a year back. Prabhu Dheva is such a good choreographer and he presents everything so well. The kind of steps he has made us do along with the kind of outfits that we are wearing have all come out well. When I saw the song, I remembered how difficult it was to perform on this one. Now when I see the final results, the whole effort has been worth it.
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