BIRTHDAY BASH? IN GOA, SAYS SONAKSHI
A beach holiday with friends is what’s on the actor’s mind this time around
Iusually never make any plans,” says birthday girl Sonakshi Sinha. But this time, the actor seems to be in party mode. “I want to spend my birthday with my friends, who have really stuck by me through thick and thin. I’m going to take them all for a fun and short trip to Goa and make the best of it. I want it to be a chilled-out birthday without much of a fuss. That’s how I like it,” she says.
Talking about her fondest birthday memories, Sona shares that she hates making grand plans for her birthday. “I mostly have simple get togethers or dinner plans with my family and closest friends.”
Looking back at the year gone by, she calls it an “extremely enriching” one. “Career wise, I took up some very challenging roles such as Akira and Noor. Both were very close to my heart and taught me a lot. It was great to carry the onus of the entire film on my shoulders. I felt more responsible towards my work than usual. A lot changed within me and the way I choose my projects now. And personally, it was very eye-opening.
“I also learnt a lot about self-love and not to be so hard on myself. It’s very important to find time for the things that enrich your soul whether it’s traveling, painting or exercising. I’m learning how to put myself first. It’s been a good lesson,” says the Force 2 (2016) actor.
This year, Sonakshi is collaborating with actor Sidharth Malhotra for the first time for the modern adaptation of the classic – Ittefaq. “I knew him only socially, but working with him is a whole new experience,” says the actor, who admires Sidharth’s focus towards his work. “He likes to discuss every scene with the director, take everyone’s inputs and bring in his contribution. Also, he is very dedicated to fitness and that’s always motivating.”
Ittefaq is a murder mystery. Remind Sona that in an earlier interview, she had said she’s not fond of the horror genre, and the actor explains: “Yes, I’m not... anything gruesome for that matter. But murder mysteries are different. It depends on how the director treats it. I enjoy thrillers. In fact, (Hollywood film) Gone Girl is one of my favourite films... a role I’d love to play.”