In the present day’s showbiz, where the nay-sayers go berserk over an increase of even an ounce of weight, Sonakshi Sinha gives a damn. She is herself – calm, simple and uncomplicated. While she says that Boney Kapoor treated her like a daughter on the sets of her upcoming movie ‘Tevar’ opposite Arjun Kapoor, she expresses her desire to shake a leg with one of the best dancers of the Indian Film Industry – Hrithik Roshan.
In an interview to the Times Of India, Sonakshi Sinha reminisces about the time since she has known her co-star Arjun Kapoor. She says, “Rhea Kapoor and I were in the same class in Arya Vidya Mandir. Arjun and Sonam were two batches senior to us. I only knew Arjun as Rhea’s cousin, meeting him at her birthday parties till he shifted school when he was in class VIII. So we were acquaintances and I came to first know him when he used to work out with Salman Khan in his house while I was doing Dabangg. But I really got to know him properly only now while shooting Tevar.”
Non-chalant about her link up with Arjun, she says he is an intelligent guy, but thinks too much. “He is intelligent, articulate and speaks very well. He is constantly thinking, though I think he can do without it and his life would be simpler if he stopped thinking so much. He is very funny and entertaining,” adds she.
Sonakshi is probably one of the very few actresses who have got the privilege of having worked with three of the biggest superstars of the nation – Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth. She talks about them in vivid: “When I was offered a film with Rajini sir, I automatically wanted to be a part of it as he is the best. He is the simplest man I have ever met. He is most humble. He has no airs about himself. He would be the first to come on set and get ready.
The other person who hardly goes to his van is Salman Khan. He too always sits outside his van. He will go in just to go to the loo or change. But otherwise he has a set up outside the van, with his chair, table where he chills. Salman is very honest. He has known me since I was 17 and has seen me grow up as an actor and as a person. His honesty is something that I appreciate and I love the fact that he is so unaffected by his stardom.
Akshay Kumar is very composed and calm. He is the calmest person I have ever met. Nothing fazes him. And he sees everything in such a positive light. And he doesn’t bitch at all. He has no interest in gossip, but is a very funny person otherwise. Everything that comes out of his mouth is a joke.”
Rumour has it that she’ll be doing a women centric movie with A Murugadoss and and reprising writer Amrita Pritam in her biopic. So, is she finally turning to serious and meaty roles?
“I have really enjoyed being a part of these films and whatever I am today is due to those films. I have made a particular standing as an actor and have reached out to people through those films as people know me because of them. So no regrets at all. Everything has a phase and time and maybe being a Gemini, I want to do different things. So starting this year, I want to do different genres and not repeat the same genres,” quips Sonakshi.
And does she have a wishlist of stars she would want to work with? “I want to work with Hrithik as he is such a wonderful actor and he is such a fabulous dancer that I want to do a song with him,” she signs off.