A lot has changed within me says birthday girl Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha is celebrating her birthday in Goa this year, with her gang of friends.bollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2017 15:19 IST
I never usually make any birthday plans,” says Sonakshi Sinha, as she turns a year older today. However, the actor has made an exception for her birthday this year. “I’ve got my friends on a short and fun trip to Goa. They have always stuck by me through thick and thin. I want the day to be very chilled out without much of a fuss. And that’s how I like it,” says the actor, who doesn’t have a celebratory ritual otherwise.
Talking about her fondest birthday memories, the actor says she “hates making grand plans for her birthday”. “Every year, I’ve just had simple get-togethers or dinner plans with my family and closest friends,” she says.
Looking back at everything that added to her personal and professional life in the year gone by, Sonakshi feels that it was “extremely enriching”. “Career-wise, I took up some very challenging roles such as Akira and Noor. Both were very close to my heart and taught me a lot. It was great to carry the onus of the entire film on my shoulders. I felt more responsible towards my work. A lot changed within me and the way I choose my projects now.
And personally, it was eye-opening. I learnt a lot about self-love and not to be so hard on myself. It’s important to find time for the things that enrich your soul whether it’s traveling, painting or exercising. I’m learning how to put myself first. It’s been a good lesson,” says the Force 2 (2016) actor.
This year, Sonakshi will be paired with Sidharth Malhotra for the first time in the adaptation of the classic hit, Ittefaq (1969). “I am collaborating with Sidharth for the first time. Earlier, I only knew him socially. However, working with him is a completely new experience,” says Sonakshi.
The actor adds that she admires Sidharth’s dedication to his work. “He likes to discuss every scene with the director, take everyone’s inputs and bring in his contribution. Also, he is dedicated to fitness, and that’s always motivating,” she says.
The Ittefaq adaptation is a murder mystery. However, Sonakshi had mentioned in one of her interviews that she is not fond of the horror genre or grisly scenes. “I really do not like horror films, or anything gruesome for that matter. But murder mysteries are different, and it always depends on how the director treats the film. I enjoy thrillers,” says the actor. She adds that Gone Girl (2014) is one of her favourite films, and the main character’s role is one that would really excite her if she was offered it.
Lately, a lot of Indian actors have been trying their luck in Hollywood, and some, such as Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have been quite successful at it. Ask Sonakshi if she would ever audition for a part or seek an interesting role in an international project, and she says that she has not yet given thought about it.
“I’m focusing on my work in Hindi films, because I feel like I still have so much to achieve and conquer here. Just because others are doing it doesn’t mean I have to. Whatever needs to be done should be done for the right reasons — like me wanting to do it from the bottom of my heart. Having said that, I am open to interesting projects. If there is a good role that I think I can do justice to, and if it’s offered to me, I will give it a shot. But I’m not chasing it,” says Sonakshi.
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