Sonakshi Sinha: “I learnt everything on set”

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Sonakshi Sinha confessed that unlike most newcomers nowadays, she did not enter the industry fully prepared and learnt the ropes on the job.

“I never wanted to be an actor in the first place, I never went for workshops, acting or dancing classes. Everybody who is making their debut today are so well prepared. They know how to face the camera, how to pose for photographers. I didn’t know any of that. I was a fat kid, I lost weight and was put in a film. I learnt everything on set,” , Sinha told DNA, adding that,”The learning process still continues. Even today I make sure whoever I meet, work with, teaches me something. It may not be related to work but just something they said. Everybody teaches you something and I hope that process never stops.”

After a short hiatus, Sinha is now back with ‘Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi’, a female-oriented comedy different from her usual films, “The decision to change the kind of films I was doing was not conscious. I never sat down and strategised what I am supposed to do. I was doing commercial potboilers in the beginning of my career and that gave me a wide reach as an actor.” But now, as stronger roles are being written for women, she is getting the chance to hone her skills as an actor, “The trend has gotten stronger and I hope it continues because it gives people like me so many opportunities to showcase our range. I am loving it.”

Also starring in Karan Johar’s ‘Kalank’, Sinha is optimistic about where her career is headed. “I am feeling good, I am doing some good work. I feel a new vigour, recharged and raring to go. I feel like I approach every film as my first and I hope that never changes, because that’s when I will know I am done.”

‘Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi releases on 24th August.

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