No animosity with Farah Khan: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha has denied that film `Joker` has led to any animosity between her and producer-director Farah Khan.
Gossip mills were abuzz that all was not well between Farah Khan-Shirish Kunder and Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha, the lead actors of `Joker`.
Though Sonakshi had promoted the film, Akshay was conspicuously absent from the promotions of `Joker`.
Recently, Farah had said that a star should stand by the film come what may and that she will work with those who stand by the movie.
"I was part of promotions. It is wrong to point fingers that I have not promoted the film. I know things are being written about me as well. I don`t think the result of the box office changes the equation between two people. Farah is very cordial to me, she is very nice to me there is no animosity with her," Sonakshi told reporters.
"I have known Farah from before I interacted with Shirish when I signed the film. The working experience with Shirish was good. With Farah it is like an elder sister, it was wonderful to work with her when she was choreographing. She is jovial, full of life," she said.
Directed and co-produced by Kunder, `Joker`, a fantasy film, released on August 31 and received a poor opening.
Prior to that Sonakshi had two back-to-back successes - `Dabangg` and `Rowdy Rathore`. However, the failure of `Joker` has not changed her way of approaching work.
"I think success and failure are part of every profession, everyone goes through it. `Joker` was a risk that everyone took. It did not do well, audience did not accept it, it is ok. It happens," Sonakshi said.
"There have been two films of mine before 'Joker' that
have been accepted by the audience. So it is ok, you move on," Sonakshi said.
Even though the film bombed at the box office, the actress does not regret doing it. "I don't regret it at all. I feel more than the success at the box office it is the experience that matters to me a lot. I had a great time shooting for it. I was working for the first time with a such cast and crew. I had a nice experience," she said.
Currently, Sonakshi is gearing up for her upcoming release 'Son of Sardar' alongside Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla.
"When he (director Ashwni Dhir) gave the script to me I was only laughing. I found it so entertaining, so wonderfully written that I automatically wanted to do the film and play the character," Sonakshi said.
The film is a remake of Telugu movie 'Maryada Ramanna' and is set to hit the screens on November 13.
"I saw the film (remake version) when we started shooting for it because I wanted to see how much different it is from what I have been narrated. I was surprised as everything was changed right from the look of the film, to the Punjabi setting, the situation and dialogues," Sonakshi added.