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Shooting Lootera was like going back to school: Sonakshi Sinha

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 18, 2013
First Published: 11:20 IST(18/6/2013) | Last Updated: 19:10 IST(20/6/2013)

She is arguably the busiest actress in Bollywood right now. Even as Lootera gets ready for release next month, Sonakshi Sinha has many more big projects lined up. The latest addition to the list is Prabhudheva’s next with Ajay Devgn.

The actor has worked with Prabhudheva before in Rowdy Rathore (2012) and is also starring in his upcoming film, Rambo Rajkumar. This will be the second time she is working with Ajay after Son Of Sardaar (2012). Recently, she even did an item number in his film, Himmatwala.

Sonakshi confirms that she will star in the yet-untitled film. “Yes, I’m doing Prabhu sir’s next with Ajay. He (Pradhudheva) is simply fantastic,” she says. ‘My staff members have become my family now’ says Sonakshi Sinha on her full calendar and juggling her many upcoming projects.

Since you have been a part of several big films, are you less nervous about Lootera?
My one hit film has nothing to do with my next release. The best aspect about my job is to have fun, learn what to do and not to do, and that’s where my job ends. The fate of a film lies in the audiences’ hands. No amount of promotions can change their minds.

The film has been delayed a lot.
It has been a difficult film to make. It’s set in the ’50s, an era that we haven’t seen first-hand. So everything had to be perfect and Vikram has an eye for details. But things like the weather and Ranveer’s back injury was out of our control. Such things keep happening and you can’t let them dampen your spirit.

What was it like working with a young director like Vikram?
I don’t think I have met anyone as intelligent as Vikram. His set was the most complex one I have been on. From the reporting time, shot timings, lunch break to pack-up, everything used to be on time, without any delays. So, it was like being part of a school.

How are you managing your dates with so many films in hand?
I am managing because I really enjoy what I do. My staff has become my family because they are the first ones I see in the morning and also spend the entire day with. They create a nice working atmosphere, and that really helps when you’re working double shifts every other day, including photo shoots, promotions and other activities.

You are working with Prabhudheva again.
Once you have a nice working equation with someone, it’s great to work with them again. So much so that I have picked up a few Tamil words because the entire unit speaks it (on the sets of Rambo Rajkumar). Our tuning has gone to the next level now. He makes the kind of films that I love to see as a viewer.

You are also doing Welcome 2 with John Abraham?
Not yet. I don’t talk about films unless I have signed on the dotted line.

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