She may have various 100 crore ‘masala’ films to her credit but actress Sonakshi Sinha says she wants to balance such big budget entertainers with performance-oriented movies like ‘Lootera’.
Sonakshi started her career with Salman Khan starrer ‘Dabangg’ and went on to star in ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Bullett Raja’, ‘R…Rajkumar’, ‘Dabangg 2’ and ‘Son of Sardar’.
She will next be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Holiday’.
“I want to do more ‘Lootera’ like films. I do want to do more films like that but a perfect script like that come rarely. I am choosy. I have to feel very instinctively about a film. If it does not feel right from the bottom of my heart, I will not take it,” Sonakshi told PTI.
“Masala entertainers are kind of films which I personally like to watch and like being a part of. I think I am aiming at maintaining a balance between the two,” she added.
Famous for her girl-next-door image in films, Sonakshi is excited about her upcoming project ‘Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty’ where she plays an urban girl.
The A R Murugadoss film is slated to release on June 6.
“I think after a very long time I am playing an urban college going girl, who is the most close to me personality wise. She plays a lot of sports. I used to play a lot of sports in school,” she said.
“She is a college boxer and I enjoyed boxing so much that I have taken up boxing and I do that as a work out now,” she added.
Sonakshi says her character helps in diffusing the seriousness of the film that revolves around terrorism.
“The lighter moments of the film come during the love story and my character does that. It is a very serious and thrilling film,” she said.
“It’s about a soldier who comes back on a holiday but he finds out about illegal activities that are taking place. He puts everything he has at stake to end it,” she added.
The actress took some help of ace Indian boxer Vijender Singh in learning boxing.
“It (the character) is very close to me and I did not have to prepare much because I have been playing sports since school. It was fun though. Little parts of boxing I learnt on set with Vijender,” she said.