Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha who will next be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Kalank’, said that she is never treated as a ‘Bollywood star’ by any of her loved ones.
When asked about how she remains humble, the actress went on to say: “I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I love what I do. So for me, every film is new, as if it’s my first film. So I am getting to know a character, and performing it, which is not mechanical. Rather there is a raw energy which I use to try to mould myself into the character.
“In real life, I am never treated like a Bollywood star by any of my loved ones — whether it is my parents, brothers, my childhood friends who are still my friends and not from the industry. They keep me grounded… (I am) the same Sona they know.
“I believe the best way to stay connected with the reality is not surrounding yourself with ‘yes madam’ people. People who are mine, they love and criticise me at the same time,” added the daughter of celebrated actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha
Sonakshi has multiple films lined up for release this year and versatility is something she is taking seriously.
“I want to say that this is such an exciting year for me… ‘Kalank’ is my first release of this year and I have three more after that. Yes, four releases. And the reason why I found back-to-back long working hours enjoyable because every character is so different from one another.
“While in ‘Kalank’, I am playing a woman of the 1940s era, in ‘Mission Mangal’ I am playing a scientist. I am shooting for a yet-untitled film in which I am playing an independent girl who is trying to achieve her dream against all odds. And there is ‘Dabangg 3’ where I am going back to Rajjo, the character I started my on-screen journey with. So you see, a full circle.”
Sonakshi is playing a crucial role in the multi-starrer “Kalank”, where she has shared screen space with Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt.