BIRTH­DAY BASH? IN GOA, SAYS SONAKSHI

A beach hol­i­day with friends is what’s on the ac­tor’s mind this time around

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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.”

PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO/HT

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