Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera (2013) did something for Sonakshi Sinha that none of her previous movies were able to do.
The film got critics to stand up and take notice of Sonakshi’s acting. However, the onset of the awards season this year hasn’t been very encouraging, as the acclaimed film has received almost no nominations at the major functions.
“I’m taken aback,” is all she says. But the film did something else for the 26-year-old actor, who recently received an offer from a New York-based group to play an important role in the stage adaptation of O Henry’s The Last Leaf. Incidentally, Lootera is also based on this popular short story.
Reacting to the Broadway offer, she says, “I am considering taking it up as it’s (the production) very opulent. I’m working around my dates, so let’s see.”
Now that she’s keen on looking beyond Bollywood, do Hollywood projects also feature on her to-do list, we ask her. “As for Hollywood, yes, I am open to those films, too, if what is offered to me is good. The West works very differently from how we work here.
Our films are made to match our people’s thinking and ideas,” says Sonakshi, adding that “animation or kids’ movies, or some sort of fantasy films” are genres that would interest her when it comes to working in Hollywood films.
“I will not step out of my comfort zone even when I’m there (in Hollywood). I want families to watch my movies, so I won’t do work that does not suit Indian sensibilities,” she adds.
Elaborating on the lack of nominations for Lootera in popular film awards this year, despite all the critical acclaim, she adds, “I feel my nomination (as best actress, for the film) was unwarranted. But I believe that respect needs to be given to a film when it’s due.”