Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her southern film debut with megastar Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa“, says she was nervous about working with him.
On her experience of working with the icon, the young actress said:
He is a wonderful person. I may not have seen many of his films, but I remember him from ‘Hum‘. I used to really like watching that film.
Sonakshi found him to be extremely humble despite his star status. She recounted:
The first day when I met him on the set, I went up to him and told him, ‘It is such an honour to work with you, sir’, and I said, ‘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.
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 world) than this. I am very happy
.. said the excited actress, who is currently busy promoting her forthcoming Bollywood film “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty“.
One thing that Sonakshi realised is 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.
“Lingaa” is directed by K.S. Ravikumar.
Sonakshi Sinha who garnered positive reviews for her performance in “Lootera” and is now gearing up for the release of “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty“, says she has recently signed a new project, which is women-oriented.
I have now signed a new film which has a women-oriented subject. I am quite excited about that project, but I’m not allowed to talk about it till the producers make an official announcement.
Asked if the movie is a remake of a southern film, she said:
Wait till the announcement.
The actress says she received varied offers after her strong performance in “Lootera“.
I was approached for many films post ‘Lootera‘, but I didn’t feel strongly about them. ‘Lootera‘ was written for me, but the other offers that I got post ‘Lootera‘ were not convincing.
Her new movie “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty“, directed by A.R. Murugadoss, features Akshay Kumar as the male lead.