Salman convinced me to take up acting: Sonakshi
IANS AFTER the success of Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha maintained a low profile and stayed away from media glare. She says it was not intentional as she was working non-stop during that period.
“It was not intentional.
I don’t think anything that I do is intentional... It is just a coincidence as some films got delayed due to whatever reasons,” Sonakshi told reporters, adding that her second film Rowdy Rathore will be released before time.
“In fact, Rowdy Rathore is releasing early... I have no complaints that I was not seen on screen for one-and-a half years as I was busy shooting for all the films that I signed, doing advertisements and shows. So I have been working non-stop. Workwise it has been a good year for me,” she added.
Rowdy Rathore, directed by Prabhu Deva, will see Sonakshi romancing Akshay Kumar.
It hits the screens on June 1
The 24-yearold has five major films in her k i t t y right now. Sonakshi said: “I feel I am blessed. I love what I do and I look forward to doing that every single day. If I have one or two day gap in between, I start wondering what to do? I feel I am lucky - I am doing Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, Joker, Dabangg 2, Son Of Sardar and Lootera.” Acting happened by chance to her.
“I thought I would never do movies. But back then I did not know that I would end up doing exactly that. I feel it is all due to destiny, I don’t think there is anything else. I was studying fashion and was almost on the verge of becoming a designer, but acting happened by chance to me.
When a film like Dabangg is offered to you, you can’t say no,” she said.
The actress gives credit to her Dabangg co-star Salman Khan for encouraging her to become an actress.
“The credit absolutely goes to Salman. He always encouraged me. When I was studying fashion, at that time he used to tell me leave all this and become an actress. At that time I was very huge (overweight) and I used to ask him how can you see an actress in me? He encouraged me to become fit and join the film industry. I will always be thankful to him,” she said.