Sonakshi sheds good girl image
The actress calls it a great opportunity to ditch the quintessential good girl image that she has in films
Sonakshi Sinha says her actor-politician father Shatrughan Sinha was first offered the 1969 film Ittefaq but Rajesh Khanna eventually played the lead role in the Yash Chopra-directed movie.
The actress says working on the remake was a good opportunity for her as the role helped her ditch the quintessential good girl image that she has in Hindi films. “My dad was supposed to do the original Ittefaq and I am there in the remake version, so it’s a big thing for me. I think life has come full circle to me,” says Sonakshi. “I am upset that I have been the quintessential good girl of Hindi cinema. There are two sides to me and that is what attracted me to do the film,” she adds.
Ittefaq, which is to be released this Friday, is directed by Abhay Chopra and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions and BR Studios. Besides Sonakshi, the remake features Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna.