Sonakshi Sinha: Glad to get the opportunity to play Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena
Sonakshi Sinha, who has made a New Year’s resolution to pick “challenging roles”, is following up on it. “I made a New Year’s resolution that I am going to do very challenging roles. I think I have stuck to that resolution,” Sonakshi told IANS at an event in Mumbai on Thursday (August 6).
In her forthcoming movies, Akira and Haseena – The Queen of Mumbai, she will be seen essaying tougher roles. Sonakshi will be essaying the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena in Apoorva Lakhia’s forthcoming biopic Haseena The Queen of Mumbai, and said that she is “glad” at getting the opportunity. “It is an interesting way how they (filmmakers) show her entire story, which spans 30-40 years in one film. I am glad to get this opportunity. It is a good script and a powerful role,” she said.
In her other film Akira, Sonakshi will be seen playing the role of a girl who is “familiar with martial arts”. The actress, who is working very hard for the movie, said, “I had to train for the role and it was quite difficult… Luckily, I used to play a lot of sports while growing up, so it came naturally to me. I have never trained in martial arts, but I picked up quickly. I trained throughout the film and it was quite a physical experience.”
The actor, who is also one of the judges of reality TV show Indian Idol Junior 2, is enjoying her first small screen stint. “I am a part of the film industry, so music and dance go hand in hand. I am fond of dancing, and music is a natural part of it. I am learning how to play drums and I enjoy singing,” said Sonakshi.