Coming clean: Sonakshi Sinha sick of stereotypes

‘Force 2’ star upset over being typecast as action heroine


News Desk November 24, 2016
Sinha has had two action films — Akira and Force 2 — released back to back. PHOTO: FILE

Actor Sonakshi Sinha is tired of people stereotyping her just because she appeared in two action films back to back. The 29-year-old actor’s recently released film Force 2, alongside John Abraham, is an action movie and her previous film Akira was of the same genre.

Sinha called her consecutive releases coincidental. “These are just two movies which happened to release one after the other. That’s all! I don’t know why people are asking me if I am worried about just being an action heroine? Why?” Bollywood.com quoted the actor as saying. “You don’t ask a male hero when they do action films. Does anyone ask Salman or Akshay or John when they do action films?”

Moreover, the two characters Sinha plays aren’t similar. “It’s not as if both characters are similar in anyway. I am not repeating any character I have done before,” she explained further. “There is a big difference between the two characters and when it was offered to me I had to say a yes to it because it was challenging.”

Sinha claims the fear of being typecast will not stop her from taking up more action-packed roles. “I have always been part of great action films like Dabangg but I always wondered when I’ll be able to do the same action sequences that my heroes have done,” she said. “The kind of response that I have been getting for both the films is a sign that people like watching women doing their own martial arts.”

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2016.

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