Sonakshi Sinha started 2015 with a semi-classical song Radha nachegi in Tevar in which she showed her desi moves. However, at the close of year, she surprised everyone by turning bohemian with the music video of Ishqholic! This is not all, she has also debuted as a singer!
You have sprung a surprise by turning singer with Ishqholic! How did it happen?
I always wanted to do a song and so I approached Bhushan Kumar (head honcho of music company T-Series). He was more than supportive and put me in touch with music directors Meet Bros and they along with lyricist Kumaar got it all in place within a week’s time. The results are fantastic. I am satisfied as this is something I always wanted to do. My dream has now come true.
Happy to see you have become so proactive about your profession today?
I am really glad to be in a position today where I can make things happen for myself. There are lots of things that people don’t end up doing and I don’t want to be one of them. If I feel that I have the capacity, drive, initiative and enthusiasm to do something right, I will go out and do it.
The audience is seeing you in a different avatar altogether, after your traditional looks in most of your earlier films. You have gone chic and grungy in Ishqholic.
I think what you see of me in the films is due to the character and what was required for the film. In case of Ishqholic, I was free. I had the concept and a look in mind, something which was very well executed by my director Gify and stylist Natasha (laughs). If I need to experiment, then I can do that with my music videos now.
How did you put together your wardrobe for the song?
I gave my stylist Natasha an idea of how I wanted to look in the video. She gave me a couple of options and I chose one. I wanted to be seen as this carefree girl with a bohemian, hippie kind of vibe. I wanted a cool, hip-hop kind of look which she executed really well.
The westernised style of dancing you have adopted for this video is also markedly different from your earlier moves.
Yeah, but all my songs in the movies have been very desi with Indian beats. They have been fantastic dance numbers but then I never got a chance to explore the genre of dance which I have done in this music video. I was more than happy to step into this. The song has been a surprise to a lot of people in many different ways — and that enthrals me.
On the film front, what’s happening on your female action saga, Akira?
The post production on the film is on and we are just working on the edit. The film’s music and background score is currently in progress. It is special and I am really looking forward to it. I don’t think anybody associated with the film wants to rush it through; we want it to be great. It has been a very different role for me; challenging and exciting.
You are playing a cop in Force 2. Will you have a good role in this action film?
It is a great role — it could well have been a two hero film. John (Abraham) and I play partners in the film and this is a fantastic role for a girl. I am playing a RAW agent. It is fun to be in a stylised international-looking film.