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Sonakshi Sinha says she can’t go back to being called ‘maal’ on screen: ‘Certain things did feel off even then’

Sonakshi Sinha, who made waves on OTT with Dahaad last year and Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar this year, admits to doing some problematic ‘large films.’

Sonakshi Sinha has is enjoying a ewfound acting recognition on OTT. She’s left her critics impressed with her nuanced and diverse turns in Dahaad last year and Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar this year. In an interview with Zoom, Sonakshi admitted that she did some problematic ‘big films’ when she was younger and she wouldn’t go back to the ones where she was called ‘maal.’ (Also Read – Sonakshi Sinha exclusive interview: ‘The entire set broke into standing ovation after the first take in Tilasmi Bahein’)

What Sonakshi said:
“You can see a distinct shift in the types of characters I’ve been performing since Akira, so I didn’t just say it for the sake of saying it. I’m remaining true to my word. I doubt I’ll ever be able to call myself maal again. “It is a step that everyone must take,” she explained. Sonakshi regards AR Murugadoss’s 2016 action film Akira as a watershed moment in her career. In the film, she portrays a vigilante against acid attacks and female maltreatment.

“As an artist, you bear a responsibility. A lot of people look up to you. I stand by the fact that I was young and had the opportunity to be a part of some really significant films. No one in their right mind would have said no at that time. So I did them, but some things still felt odd. Then you grow, and others notice, discuss, and bring it to your attention. It’s criticism, but it’s helpful,” Sonakshi explained.

Sonakshi’s Career
Sonakshi debuted to great excitement with Salman Khan in the 2010 blockbuster cop drama Dabangg. She then appeared in movies such as Rowdy Rathore (2012), Son of Sardaar (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012), and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014), all directed by Murgadoss.

Sonakshi has since appeared in Force 2 (2016), Noor (2017), Ittefaq (2017), Welcome to New York (2018), Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2017), Kalank (2019), Khandaani Shafakhana (2019), Mission Mangal (2019), Dabangg 3 (2019), Bhuj: The Pride of India (2021), Double XL (2022), and, most recently, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan this year.

She will next appear in Kakuda and Nikita Roy and the Book of Darkness.




























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