New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is widely known for her vivacious, girl-next-door image, says she made a New Year's resolution to pick "challenging roles" and is following up on it.
"I made a New Year's resolution that I am going to do very challenging roles. I think I have stuck to that resolution," Sonakshi said.
The actress will be next seen in tougher roles in films like ‘Akira’. Sonakshi will be seen playing the role of a girl who is "familiar with martial arts" in ‘Akira’ and she said that she had to train hard for it.
"I had to train for Haseena - The Queen of Mumbai or the role and it was quite difficult.... Luckily, I used to play a lot of sports while growing up so it came naturally to me. I have never trained in martial arts, but I picked up quickly. I trained throughout the film and it was quite a physical experience," she said.
Sonakshi will also be essaying the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister 'Haseena' in Apoorva Lakhia' forthcoming biopic "Haseena -The Queen of Mumbai" and said she is "glad" at getting the opportunity.
"It is an interesting way how they (filmmakers) show her entire story, which spans 30-40 years in one film. I am glad to get this opportunity. It is a good script and a powerful role," she added.
The actress, who is also one of the judges of reality TV show ‘Indian Idol Junior 2’, is enjoying her first TV stint.
"I am a part of the film industry, so music and dance go hand in hand. I am fond of dancing and music is a natural part of it. I am learning how to play drums and I enjoy singing," said Sonakshi.