Her last film Mission Mangal shattered a number of records at the box office. Actor Sonakshi Sinha is, of course, ecstatic and has begun work in full gear on her next project, which is the Salman Khan-starrer Dabbang 3. But, what’s also playing on her mind, is the idea of cutting her own music album!
Most of her contemporaries, actors such as Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor have already proved their singing prowess. And Sonakshi, who sang in a couple of her films for instance Rajj Rajj Ke (Akira; 2016), and even released a single (Aaj Mood Ishqholic Hai, with Meet Bros Anjjan), is now hopeful of releasing her album. “I have sung a few songs and banked them. But, I had no time to shoot the music videos and give them a proper release. So that’s been put on the back burner, but it’s definitely something that I want to do in life. It’s in the pipeline,” reveals the actor.
What’s keeping her busy now is the third installment of the Dabbang series — the first part of which was Sonakshi’s debut film in Bollywood. She shares that working with the team is always a “special experience” and adds, “It’s always been home turf for me. I feel so at home on that set. Everybody is a familiar face and everybody is someone I have worked with before so it’s just a nice, fun experience. I can play Rajjo in my sleep as well because it’s now a part of me.”
The upcoming installment of the film will release after nine years of the first. Sonakshi says playing Rajjo again has made her nostalgic. “So much has changed in nine years. As a person and as an actor, I’ve changed a lot. When I started out, I was so unsure and confused and I didn’t even know if I wanted to continue to act. But now, I know that there is nothing I’d rather be doing in life! As an actor, I’ve grown so much and learned so much. Today, every film I begin, I treat it as my first film and I’m always learning something. I feel like a completely different person,” she adds.
But, talk about the criticism she often faces for mostly choosing Bollywood potboilers, and Sonakshi is unfazed. She replies, “I have got my due, and that comes in the form of box office numbers. I don’t feel like I have done anything wrong working in commercial films. Five people are complaining about me doing just commercial films; I would say let them. How does it make a difference to anyone?”