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  Entertainment   Bollywood  29 Mar 2017  I’m not here to please everyone, says Sonakshi Sinha

I’m not here to please everyone, says Sonakshi Sinha

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : Mar 29, 2017, 12:04 am IST
Updated : Mar 29, 2017, 6:39 am IST

The actress talks about her life choices and keeping a safe distance from trolls and other unwarranted speculation.

Sonakshi Sinha
 Sonakshi Sinha

Spunky to the hilt, Sonakshi Sinha has never minced words when it comes to standing up for things she believes in. But quiz her about alleged beau Bunty Walia, and she remains tight-lipped with a firm “No comments.”

All set to play the character of a journalist in Noor, who hopes to make a difference to the world she lives in, Sona opens up to us in an exclusive chat about her role, dealing with constant scrutiny, being a star kid, and more. Edited excerpts from an interview:

In Noor you play an entertainment reporter, who seems least interested in covering the beat. Tell us more about your character?
I think there’s a lot of people who enjoy what they do, and Noor is not one of them. She doesn’t want to be an entertainment reporter; she wants to make a change. She wants to report about things she feels are important.

You’ve also sung for a track in Noor. How serious are you about your singing career?
It’s something that I really enjoy. It’s too early to call it a career, but yes, I would like to head in that direction at some point of time in my life. I’ve wanted to be a singer since I was a child. I’m working on my next single, and for this song, I sang a few lines. I wanted to head in that direction, but when I get some time off from my films that is when I can work on singing. I think I’m heading in the right direction.

As an actor, how do you deal with being constantly judged by society and being under the radar of scrutiny?
At the end of the day, we know this is what we signed up for. It’s a visual medium, and people are going to judge you without even knowing you. It’s based on your looks, because you’re out there to be judged. You’re making a film, you’re part of the entertainment industry, and everyone has an opinion in today’s day and age. The best way to deal with it is to understand that you cannot please everyone. I’m not here to please everyone. I will continue to be like this and project myself the way I am.

So, how do you deal with trolls?
I don’t deal with it. I reply to trolls when I’m bored. But it’s best to ignore them because these people are not worth one’s attention.

Many star kids these days have moved out and are living independently. Does the thought of moving out cross your mind?
I love living with my parents. It’s too comfortable to live with them. In a way, I might have independence issues, because I can’t think of living all alone without them. I am so comfortable that the thought hasn’t even crossed my mind. I think just because one’s a star kid, doesn’t mean we’re not independent. I’m working, I’m earning my own money, I do pay my own bills…I’m independent.

You’d been offered the role of Haseena Parkar earlier and Shraddha Kapoor is playing it now. Thoughts on the first poster?
I wouldn’t want to talk about it.

How difficult does it get to turn a film down?
Today, everybody is a professional. Nobody comes to you with the expectation that you will have to do the film. They give you a choice. I’m very honest. Whatever the reason may be, I will tell the person. I won’t ghumao them (mislead them) and then say ‘no’.

You’re playing a negative role in Ittefaq. How was it like?
It was a great experience shooting for this film. Yes, the character is a bit negative. It’s been like the fastest film I’ve ever been a part of. Before I could blink, it was over. Although, we have a few days of shooting left. It’s been a great experience because I’m getting to play a role that I haven’t played before. Sid (Malhotra) is a fun guy too.

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