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Sona’s happy being a desi girl

High on success, Sonakshi Sinha says she isn’t waiting for a role that will change her ‘desi’ image

entertainment Updated: Jun 15, 2012 02:17 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times,Sonakshi Sinha,Rowdy Rathore

Actor Sonakshi Sinha is on cloud nine these days. Not only did her debut film Dabangg (2010) proved to be a smash hit, her second flick, Rowdy Rathore, too has been raking in the moolah at the box office. “I feel truly blessed, as I am getting to do what I love doing,” she says.

But isn’t working with senior actors ever a problem considering she is just 25 years old? “It is fun to act with senior actors like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn, as they are extremely professional and humble. I get to learn so much from them. Moreover, I believe that working with established actors gives you visibility, even if it is a small role in the film,” she says. Ask her if being the daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has helped her, and she says, “I am very proud of being his daughter and will always be. Being his daughter has immensely helped me, as filmmakers have so far agreed to my terms and I have got good projects without having to compromise on my values.”

The actor, who has said that she won’t be donning a bikini or doing any intimate scenes on camera, is proud of her desi image and has no qualms in accepting it. “To be honest, I am not waiting to get a role that will change my desi girl image. But if I still get offered a role that requires me to be more westernised, I won’t mind doing it. Right now, I am very happy representing my own culture. I am proud to be an Indian,” she says.

First Published: Jun 14, 2012 17:00 IST