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South cinema is creatively rich: Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha promotes her film

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will be seen sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in her debut Tamil film ‘Lingaa’,
Sonakshi Sinha promotes her filmMumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will be seen sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in her debut Tamil film ‘Lingaa’, says she decided to make a foray into Southern cinema as it is creatively very rich.

“Ever since ‘Dabangg’ released I was getting lot of offers from down South but I was not able to take it up as I had films keeping me busy here. This time I wanted to make that foray into South Indian films as creatively they are rich and they make such wonderful films… I wanted to experience this whole new world,” Sonakshi told.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better debut in Tamil cinema. Here in Bollywood I made my debut with superstar Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg’ and in South with superstar Rajinikanth. I am very happy,” Sonakshi said.

Talking about the South legend and co-star, Sonakshi said, “The popularity of Rajini sir is so much that there were several fans while we were shooting. He is an amazing person and actor. He is a huge superstar but he is very humble man. He talks to everybody nicely.”

Ask her if she also is a big Rajini fan, the 26-year-old actress said, “I have not grown up watching too many films of him. I had seen ‘Hum’ and I used to watch it over and over again I just loved him a lot in that film.”

Sonkashi’s actor-politician father, Shatrughan Sinha and Rajinikanth share a friendly equation.

“I did not feel intimidated. When we were on sets, I went upto him and said ‘it is an honour to be working with you but I am nervous’. He said ‘why you should be nervous I should be nervous as you are my friend’s daughter’. That broke the ice and it was nice of him to keep the conversation humorous,” Sonakshi said.

“The role is not that he would or I would feel uncomfortable with each other. It is a very well written role. I am glad to be part of the film,” she said.

Directed by K S Ravikumar, the film spans generations and goes from current times to the flashback.

“‘Lingaa’ is based in two eras, one in present and other in 1940s… I wanted to be part of this magical world,” she said without revealing any other details of her role.

PTI

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