Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter, Sonakshi Sinha, admits she isn’t proficient in Bhojpuri. So when the Dabangg girl was on the hot seat for the Bhojpuri version of Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by her father, she responded only in Hindi.
"I understand the language well, but having been born and brought up in Mumbai, talking in Bhojpuri is an issue. My grandmother used to speak to me in Bhojpuri when I was young, but I have never really spoken it myself," says Sonakshi, who had a fabulous time shooting with her dad.
"Since he is hosting a game show for the first time, the entire family is looking forward to it. It was especially great and a wonderful feeling for us to face each other in a completely new set-up," smiles Sonakshi.
The actor, who had never seen her dad talk in Bhojpuri so well, was surprised to see how good he was at it. Ask Sonakshi about the comparisons made between her father and Amitabh Bachchan, who hosted the KBC in Hindi and she shoots back: "Comparisons are inevitable. Mr Bachchan set a benchmark, so it’s natural that other star hosts will be compared to him. But still, I feel every actor, including my father, brings something special and has a USP."
The 24-year-old, who has just finished Shrish Kunder Joker’s shooting schedule, feels lucky to get to work with Akshay Kumar in her second film. "I had a blast working on that film. There was never a dull moment. Akshay has been a very easy co-star to work with," says Sonakshi. "Besides, I also had a great time with Shirish and Shreyas (Taplade)."