Sonakshi Sinha is now gearing up for the release of Welcome To New York and has been promoting the film which also stars Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rana Daggubati, which releases on 23rd February.
While speaking to a leading daily, the Dabangg actress was asked how women have evolved from playing the damsel in distress to being the “hero” of the film, to which she said, “I think that’s a great and positive step, but I disagree with the thought that all actresses were props or decorations in our films. Women always had their part to play. Look at Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Sridevi… the personality of these women and their persona on screen was outstanding. They lent so much to the parts they played in their films. If you do something with all your heart, it’s a part done well. Today, the audience is open to seeing women perform heroic acts on screen. Earlier, they wanted to see men doing herogiri, but that is not the case anymore. You know, when I was shooting Akira with AR Murugadoss, he treated me the way he treated Akshay Kumar on the set of Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. It gives you a sense of confidence and such equal treatment is very gratifying for an artist. This is how it should be.”
An elated Sona also spoke about being a part of the third installment of the Dabangg franchise. “Yes, and I am back as Rajjo. I am glad that it has been confirmed by Arbaaz Khan and Prabhu Dheva (producer and director, respectively). I am excited to get back to the project after so many years. I have a great equation with Salman, Arbaaz and Prabhu sir. It’s fun working with people who are connected with each other.”