Will SALMAN KHAN Reignite SONAKSHI SINHA’S Plummeting Career Graph?
The man with the golden touch, Salman Khan has revived many an actor’s career. Will he also be able to revive SONAKSHI SINHA’S not-so-happening career too? Read on…
She started with a bang! From a dhamakedaar debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha has definitely made a niche for herself in Bollywood. And the verdict on her was crystal clear: This star kid sure can act! And, how! Anyway, after basking for a long time in the Dabangg part one and 2 glory, Sona completed almost eight years in Tinselville. But unfortunately for her, her career graph currently is pinpointing precariously downwards after several of her films proved to be duds at the Box office. 2016-17 was clearly not a good year for her as most of her films, one after the other were knocked down like pins in a bowling arena at the Box office. In Akira, Noor and Ittefaq, her acting skills were raved about but the film themselves didn’t do well, bringing all the effusive compliments to nought. Welcome to New York was a disaster from the word ‘go’ and it added to poor Sona’s bag of woes. …But there is a silver lining at the end of the dark clouds. Sonakshi Sinha still has Dabangg 3 in her kitty and more importantly, Salman Khan, the man with the Midas touch, in her corner. So will Sona’s jadoo work on the viewers this time? Will she be able to deliver a blockbuster and regain her position amongst the top 3 heroines in Bollywood? Will she? Or won’t she? Let’s analyse… Starting off as a fashion designer to becoming an actor and also a singer, the very sexy Sonakshi Sinha has done it all with élan. Here was one star kid who was a chip of the old block and she proved it with her sensitive acting in the film Lootera! But strangely enough, even though she has worked with several top-notch people of the film industry, her film graph unfortunately has been plummeting steadily down more so after the super-hit Dabangg series. In fact, if you check out her list of released films in recent times, practically all have had a poor showing at the Box office. Why?
One Woman Show
The past few years, the actor has strangely concentrated only on women centric movies like Akira and Noor. But unlike her contemporaries Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone, perhaps it was too soon for Sonakshi to be shouldering the weight of an entire film. Both Akira and Noor had just Sonakshi’s name to talk about. And unfortunately both the films crashed at the Box office and with the revenue that these films generated, unlucky for Sonakshi, since she was the only well-known name, she had to bear the brunt of their failure.
Too Much Too Soon
Also perhaps her focus wavered a little. Son a ks hi seemed to be wanting to do much more than just acting. She forayed into the world of music. And to be fair to her, she definitely sounded more mellifluous than the other singing stars. But her single too wasn’ t exactly a chart buster. And that too perhaps added to her share of woes. Then there were rumours that poor Sona had a broken heart. In fact, some time back, there were hushed whispers about a romantic entanglement between producer
Bunty Sachdev and Sona. “They are serious about each other and the relationship may reach the next level,” whispered rumourmongers. Unfortunately, close at heels came the news of a split between the two. Perhaps that’s why poor Sonakshi put on her travelling boots and went globetrotting. From criss-crossing through the US, she was seen holidaying in the Maldives, and that too for quite a long period of time. And absence unfortunately doesn’t make the heart go fonder any more. …That we’ve seen from her dwindling fortunes at the Box office.
Choice Of Films
Most of Sona’s choice of films were again obviously wrong. Force 2, Himmatwala, Tevar, Son of Sardar and of course, the disastrous Welcome to New York, proved that poor scripts had no business to be made into films. But at the end, it was Sonakshi who suffered the most because of these duds. However, things are not as bleak as they seem…
Industry wall a are rather in favour of the doe-eyed actor. Director Sunhil Sippy said, “Sonakshi was our first choice for Noor. I didn’t know if it was right at the very beginning but when I started and once I got to end, it became evident that she was perfect for the role. I like the fact that Sonakshi Sinha has tremendous range. Even though she is filmi, quirky, and silly but at the same time she is very intense and serious. In Noor, I got the opportunity to explore every part of her as an actor.” She also caught the attention of the Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit who apparently praised the acting abilities of the actor and said, “I haven’t seen many new films,
but I saw Dabangg and I really feel Sonakshi Sinha has a lot of potential... her eyes are very pretty and she is quite expressive.”
Khano mai Khan Salman khan..
It is a well-known fact that many in Bollywood owe their careers to our very own Sallu bhai. From Arjun Kapoor, Zarine Khan, Sooraj Pancholi, Elli AvrRam, the list is endless. Katrina Kaif, in fact, owes a huge thanks to Salman for breathing in life into her almost dead career. Will he do the same to Sona’s career? It is a fact that whenever this jodi is together on screen, they set the screen on fire. Be it in songs like Dabangg’s Tere mast mast do nain or its sequel Dagabaaz Re, the chemistry between Salman and Sonakshi is explosive onscreen. So will Dabangg3 get Sonakshi’s career back on track? Only time will tell. But we are putting our money on Sonakshi Sinha. Here is one heroine who looks good, acts well and is extremely professional. Maybe all she needs is a change of fortune, perhaps that will be initiated by the Sultan Salman Khan. And as Sonakshi always quotes her dad Shatrughan Sinha - “In this industry, try and be the best. But if you cannot be the best, then be different.” Well, it’s time to be different, Sona and make the Box office collections ring furiously yet again!
I haven’t seen many new films, but I saw Dabangg and I really feel Sonakshi Sinha has a lot of potential... her eyes are very pretty and she is quite expressive.” — Madhuri Dixit