She maybe getting rave reviews for her moving performance in Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera, but Sonakshi Sinha says she was warned by many against doing the period film so early in her career.
"After Dabangg (2010), people saw me in a particular kind of cinema. I heard comments like 'This is too early in your career', 'You may not be able to pull it off' and 'You need to be mature for something like this'," says Sonakshi, adding, "I was irritated and decided to prove everyone wrong. I tried doing something experimental and I am happy that I was able to carry it off."
Lootera is a story of unrequited love, set in the 1950s. Sonakshi plays a pampered but devoted daughter of a Bengali zamindar who falls in
love with a stranger with a dubious past.
The Rowdy Rathore (2012) actor also credits Motwane for bringing out the best in her. "It is my most challenging role till date," she says.