B-town actress, Sonakshi Sinha was questioned about Akshay’s dominant presence on the posters of their upcoming release-Mission Mangal. She did spoke about why Akshay’s face holds a prominence in the posters, she justified it with the fact that Akshay is the highest selling star in Bollywood hence, in the entire film.
Well, the actress has never been conscious about her presence on screen, she wants to display herself as an actress who can adapt to any genre. Thus, for Sonakshi screen time is something secondary to give a thought about. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times she said, “That’s what keeps me engaged with my work. I get to play different roles in every film. Even if you see my lineup, each one is different. It’s been going on for the past few years. I really enjoy doing and watching those kind of films. But it’s not like I’ll stop doing (masala) films. I also want to do that, and do this. I want to be that actor you can imagine in any kind of films, any genre and it can be as contrasting as a Lootera or a Rowdy Rathore.”
On being questioned about screen-time rivalries she said, “I honestly, haven’t faced that at all. Why should I be insecure? I’m very confident about my work, and what I’ve to offer as an actress, what I bring to the table and a film. I work very hard, and nobody can take that and my talent away from me. I know that is what’s going to get me work at the end of the day, not my connections with anyone, not who I am. It’s just how I’m on set, as an actor, how I work with people.”
Coming to the hot news where netizens and feminists are going mad about the poster of a woman centric film, in the same interview she added, “I also read this somewhere. To all of us, it was team work. Even while we were shooting, nobody was made to feel smaller than the other person, despite there being so many people. And the fact of the matter is that Akshay Kumar is the biggest star in the film! Someone had told me very long back (smiles) and this line has stuck in my head: ‘Jo bikta hai, voh dikhta hai’. Today, if you see Akshay’s collections, he’s the highest selling star in the entire film, that is why (his face is bigger on the poster).”
The film is helmed by Jagan Shakti starring Vidya Balan, Tapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H.G. Dattatreya and Akshay Kumar. Mission Mangal is set to release this August 15.