From a simpleton to action-oriented roles – actor Sonakshi Sinha who has explored a variety of roles in Bollywood, says it's a great time to be a girl in the industry as filmmakers are increasingly exploring women-centric movies. Sonakshi made her Bollywood debut alongside superstar Salman Khan starrer Dabangg and has been on a roll ever since. She has featured in action-packed stunts in films like Akira and Force 2 and next will be seen in Noor.
"It's a great time to be a girl in the industry because there are such wonderful roles being written for us," Sonakshi said when asked how she feels about filmmakers concentrating on women-centric roles in Bollywood.
The 29-year-old, who has also been a part of films like Lootera and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, has clocked over half a dozen years in the Hindi film industry. And it's been a learning experience.
"Very eventful," she said when asked to describe her journey.
"I have learnt a lot...It has been a great learning process. And that's how I look at it." The daughter of veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha and actor Poonam Sinha,
Sonakshi started her career as a costume designer.
And years later, here she was on January 20, walking as the showstopper for celebrated designer Monisha Jaising's exquisite collection for Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2017, atop international luxury cruise liner Costa neoClassica. Looking radiant in a playful short tangerine dress with a long trail, Sonakshi said she loved the "princess theme". Is Sonakshi a fashion conscious person?
"Not at all. I have got a very individualistic style, which is grungy, edgy and sporty... Because that's how I have always dressed since I was a child... I have grown up wearing boys' clothes and I feel now that has become a fashionable statement... So, I think little bit of that is still in me," said the actor, who has two brothers.