, who is making her southern film debut with a film starring megastar Rajinikanth, says she was nervous about working with him.
Sonakshi said, "He is a wonderful person. I may not have seen many of his films, but I remember him from Hum (1991). I used to really like watching that film."
She added that she found him to be extremely humble despite his star status.
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"The first day when I met him on the set, I went up to him and told him, ‘I am very nervous’. So he said, ‘Why are you ­nervous? I should be ­nervous because you are my friend’s (Shatrughan Sinha’s) daughter," Sonakshi recounts. That ­conversation turned out to be the ice-breaker between the actors.
"I couldn’t have asked for a better debut (in the southern film industry) than this. I’m very happy,” said the 27-year-old.
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Sonakshi realised that Rajinikanth’s professionalism and humility is because of the respect he pays to his fans.
"He is very professional. He is such a huge star, yet he is so humble and speaks to everyone so politely. Once he goes out of the set, he is always surrounded by his fans and he makes sure that he rolls down the window and greets them.
This is the reason he is such a huge star. The amount of love he gets from his fans, he reciprocates it. That’s amazing.”