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Big interview: 300 crore heroine Sonakshi Sinha

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 29, 2012
First Published: 14:18 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 16:33 IST(30/12/2012)

Sonakshi Sinha has had a rocking 2012 with three blockbusters that went on to rake Rs. 100crore each at the box-office. She also worked with some of Bollywood’s biggest superstars this year and has some exciting projects in hand. “My hard work has paid off,’ she says with a sigh of relief and talks about other topics on her mind.

You have been lucky. You have only worked with heroes who have several blockbusters to their names.
I’ve been doing many films and people have noticed me. But it’s filmmakers who decide who they want to pair me with. I made my debut with Salman Khan, which was huge. And also, because I do many films, people see me a lot. They notice the way I conduct myself, my professionalism and such things. Also, if I get an opportunity to work with these heroes, why wouldn’t I take it?

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Do you feel overshadowed by your co-stars? Does less visibility bother you?
Never. I do my work to the best of my capacity. I don’t pick a role looking at its length. I take up a film because I would like to see it. People notice me, appreciate my work and dancing skills, so where’s the question of being overshadowed? No one has any complaints.

How would you describe this phase of your life?
I’ve come in at the right time and I’m getting films with great roles. It’s fabulous.

No one has ever heard of any stories of you fighting over a role or anything of that sort. Does that mean you’re serious competition here?
I’ve never had to fight for a role. Call it my ego or my self-respect, but I won’t pick up the phone and call a producer and fight or ask for a role. That’s not me. I’ve always got the best and my work speaks for itself.

But you’re always the Indian girl. Don’t you want to break that image?

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People see my like that. I may play an Indian girl, but each role is different. If I’m offered a film where I need to play an urban character, I will. But these roles work for me. I’m not stuck in a rut and neither do I feel the need to break the norm. When a female star plays western roles only, no one asks her these questions. At 25, I can proudly say that I’m successful.


The Rs. 100 crore girls 2012

Katrina Kaif: Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Priyanka Chopra: Agneepath and Barfi!
Vidya Balan: Kahaani
Anushka Sharma: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Asin: Bol Bachchan and Housefull 2



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