Sonakshi Sinha, along with Ranveer Singh, is set to hit the rewind mode for their upcoming period film Lootera that’s set in the 1950s. For Vikramaditya Motwane’s project, she’s gearing up to pass as an authentic Bengali girl from that era, complete with jewellery, clothes and make-up. And she is getting loads of help from mother Poonam Sinha.
She sat with her during the story narration and loved the script as much as she did. “She started giving suggestions about shawls and even picked out some saris from her personal wardrobe for me,” says Sonakshi who also has films like Joker, Rowdy Rathore, Kick and Dabangg 2 in her kitty.
Lootera goes on floors at the end of December end. Till then her mother wants her to watch as many films set in the period as she can to learn the mannerisms of the women of the time so she can carry off her character convincingly.
Quiz her on her proximity to co-star Ranveer and if their chemistry will help them enact their reel life roles and she retorts, “People don’t come to theatres to see what we are doing off screen but what we are being offered on screen. What matters is whether the film has turned out the way the director’s visualised it and the content is entertaining.”
‘Link-up with Ranveer sounds funny’
Rumour mills have been buzzing about Bollywood’s new ‘lovebirds’. Ranveer laughs it off saying, “Would you like to turn back the clock and re-shoot the Koffee With Karan episode?”
Sonakshi says she has gotten used to the rumours: “It’s strange that your appreciation for another actor’s work is misinterpreted as something completely different. I still maintain I really like Ranveer’s work in Band Baaja Baarat and am looking forward to working with him.
Ranveer admits it’s nnoying the way things are blown out of proportion. He shrugs, “What can you do? Tabloids need to fill space, right?”