Sonakshi Sinha is not here to play the damsel in distress. She admits that she was always defensive when it came to her characters as she was only an actor portraying her role, but now she has consciously moved herself away from such roles, and is accepting roles that empower her.
Sinha recently addressed at the the ‘US Consulate General, Mumbai’s Women’s Safety and Empowerment Short-Film Contest and Awards.’ Bombay Times reports her saying, “I would always be on the defensive side saying why are people saying this to me. I am just an actor doing my job. But then I realized maybe somewhere they are right, maybe I shouldn’t be doing what I am doing. And maybe I should be doing something that doesn’t portray me as a damsel in distress. I started doing films like ‘Akira’ where I played a martial artist who was able to take care of herself. I did a film called ‘Force 2’ where I played a RAW agent. I did a film called ‘Noor’ where I played a very modern, working woman. All these roles empowered me in some way or the other.”
Sinha was last seen alongside Sidharth Malhotra in ‘Ittefaq’ (2017).