Mumbai,19 December,2014:Â After mostly playing the quintessential â€˜desi girlâ€™ in big-budget commercial films, Sonakshi Sinha feels it is time for her to do more performance-oriented movies. The 27-year-old starâ€™s filmography boasts of entertainers like â€œDabanggâ€, â€œRowdy Rathoreâ€, â€œAction Jacksonâ€, with an exception of â€œLooteraâ€, an intense love story which got her critical-acclaim.
â€œI am ready for performance-oriented films. I myself feel the time has come for me to make the switch. Earlier, I was establishing myself. In 2015, I am doing a film with
AR Murugadoss, which is a woman-centric film. It has a great story and I am looking forward to it,â€ Sonakshi said.
The actress, however, feels that doing commercial films was not a conscious decision and it was more because she enjoys such films as a viewer. â€œI did mass entertainers because I love watching these films myself. There was no strategy involved in doing commercial movies. People forget that I am still new, it has just been four years, though I have done 12 films. There is a lot of time for me to explore myself and do different stuff. In big-budget films too, my performances were appreciated.â€
The actress is famous for playing the village belle or the small town girl in most of her films but she does not feel stereotyped. â€œI have played small town girl in many of my films but I never felt typecast because I think my Indianness is my strength. You put me in any state and I will become a part of it. I believe it is my biggest strength,â€ she said.
Sonakshi, who recently got a short haircut, feels her new look might make people approach her for modern roles. â€œMy hairstyle might make people see me in different light and they might approach me with modern characters. I just felt one day that I should do something new with my hair. I know with such short hair I canâ€™t play a village belle or a traditional role so I feel people will approach me with more modern characters now,â€ Sonakshi said.
The actress is sharing screen space with Arjun Kapoor in her upcoming film â€œTevarâ€ and says the â€œ2 Statesâ€ star was one of her reasons to sign the film. â€œThe film has got a relatable story, it has real characters. I wanted to work with Arjun and Boney uncle. These were my three reasons of doing the film,â€ Sonakshi said.
The young star said the movie, which is an adaptation of Telugu film Okkadu, and is directed by debutant Amit Sharma was emotionally and physically challenging for her. â€œI havenâ€™t done a character like this before. I have done a lot of action in this film. I did a little bit in â€˜Son of Sardarâ€™ but in â€˜Tevarâ€™ I have done proper action scenes and they were fun to do. â€œOur director is someone who taps into the emotions of a person and gets out real emotions as an actor. The film was challenging physically and emotionally but overall it was a wonderful experience,â€ she said.