Salman Khan, who is taking a very keen interest in the Dabangg debutante Sonakshi Sinha’s career, has advised her not to sign any more films until her first film is released. This explains why Sonakshi has turned down lucrative offers from several big banners excluding a second film with Salman Khan.
The trailers for Sonakshi Sinha’s Dabangg went on air this week. Immediately Sonakshi Sinha made an impact on many minds including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who wants to offer her a role. But Salman, who has earlier played Christopher Columbus to the likes of Sneha Ullal (Lucky), Bhumika Chawla (Tere Naam), Zarine Khan (Veer), has already blocked Sonakshi’s dates.
Says the pretty debutante, “Yes, I am doing another film for Arbaaz Khan. But we haven’t decided on the subject and other details. All I know is, that’s the only film I’ve said ‘yes’ to. Otherwise, I’ll wait for Dabangg to release before signing anything”.
Sonakshi is all praise for the way Salman has treated her. “Why only Salman? Arbaaz and Sohail also looked after me like a family member. I’ve been so spoilt by them that I don’t know how I’ll work with other banners, where I’d just have to be very professional in my dealings.”
Was she ever intimidated by Salman? Sonakshi laughs, “Not at all. He’s a really chilled-out guy. If I didn’t have Salman and his brothers to look after me in my first film I don’t know how I’d have gathered the confidence to take the plunge into acting”.
She says she will only do the films and roles that make her comfortable. “That is one thing I’m sure of. I won’t do anything that would embarrass me or my parents.”
–Subhash K. Jha/Sampurn Wire