My deadline is always 1.30 am: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai: As an actress, Sonakshi Sinha has to travel and shoot at odd hours, but she says amidst all this, she has to observe a deadline set by her parents because for them she is still a "little girl" and must be home by 1.30 am.
"My deadline is always 1.30 a.m. I am still treated like a little girl in my house and I am thankful about that," Sonakshi, the 26-year-old daughter of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha and actress Poonam Sinha said.
"I have always had a sheltered and protective life, but they (my family members) have given enough space for myself and have guided me all the time," she added.
She is a star thanks to big hits like ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’, but Sonakshi still gets shouted at by her mother if she doesn`t wake up on time.
"There is still no change in their behaviour today. If I wake up late or my bedroom is messed up, my mother shouts at me. It`s really amazing they don`t treat me like a star," said Sonakshi, who features in Milan Luthria`s ‘Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!’.
At home she might be treated as a child, but in the show business she is called the ‘Rs.100 crore queen’.
"It`s a trend today everyone is talking about Rs.100 crore. Tomorrow it will be Rs.200 crore, Rs.300 crore. It`s a sign of good business, but Rs.100 crore doesn`t come into my pocket. It is going to the producer`s pocket. If films are doing so well, lots of factors are to be taken into account," she said.
"I think there is a connect with the masses. People enjoy watching me. I am happy for that. There is a lot of hard work put into it and it`s not just about luck. I do films from audience`s perspective. So far, touch wood, I have been part of good films," she added.
Sonakshi also believes that a lot of people get carried away by success, but this can`t be said of her.
"A lot of people can get carried away in their life with the success, but I am still the same way," she said.
The designer-turned-actress has a fondness for commercial cinema and doesn`t deny her love for singing and dancing on the big screen.
"My first love will always be commercial cinema because those are the kinds of films that I would love to watch as an audience. I am not apologetic about the fact that I love singing and dancing. It`s a part of me," she said.
Apart form potboilers, Sonakshi also did period film "Lootera".
"When a film like `Lootera` came, it`s like once in your lifetime you get such a role. It showcases a lot more aspect of acting; so I took it as a challenge. If a film like that comes along and challenges me as a person, I will take it up," she said.
Irrespective of her love for cinema, Sonakshi says post-marriage she would like to give all her time to her husband.
"I want to enjoy my life and relax. I want to chill. I don`t know I am not thinking of marriage now, but the profession I am in; it`s too hectic. So I want to give all my time to my husband after marriage and I want all his time," she said.