People discouraged me from taking up Lootera
New Delhi: She maybe getting rave reviews for her moving performance in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera but Sonakshi Sinha says she was warned by many against doing the period film so early in her career.
Sonakshi started her career with Dabangg and went on to star in masala movies Rowdy Rathore, Dabangg 2 and Son Of Sardaar.
The story of unrequited love, set in the era of 1950s, came as a nice challenge for Sonakshi. She plays a pampered but devoted daughter of a Bengali zamindaar who falls in love with a stranger with dubious past.
“After Dabangg people saw me in a particular kind of cinema.
I heard comments like ‘This is too early in your career’, ‘You may not be able to pull it off’, ‘You need to be mature for something like this’. I was irritated and decided to prove everyone wrong. I tried doing something experimental and I am happy that I was able to carry it off,” said Sonakshi in an interview.
The actress credits Motwane for bringing out the best in her and feels without him it would have been impossible to do the role of Pakhi.