Sonakshi Sinha has recently lent her voice for Rio 2. She will be the voice for the bird Jewel in the movie. We spoke to her about, the movie and a lot of other things. Read on
Rio 2, a new experience
“Initially, I did feel a little weird but gradually, I enjoyed the process of recording for the film. At one point of time I felt I was a real birdie. At times I had to squeak like a bird! I also sang a rhyme simply because Imran Khan who dubs for Blu had already agreed to sing. I had no choice. I had to sing!”
Loves to be a free bird
Like Jewel, the birdie, Sonakshi also enjoys her freedom, “I love to be carefree like birds and also wish I had wings to fly. I always enjoy myself thoroughly while on a holiday. Though, with my busy schedule I do not get much time. Whenever, I get some time I wish to fly away to European countries. As there I can roam about freely and be stress free. Holidaying makes me feel as carefree as a bird. Recently I went to Goa on a three day holiday.
Not a spendthrift
I am not a shopaholic. I do not like spending thoughtlessly. I always like to spend my money wisely. It’s not that I need to save. But I am careful with my money. I work very hard for my money. We have been taught to value our money right from childhood. I would get Rs100 a day as pocket money while in school. I would always spend wisely and save some money from my weekly Rs700 bounty.
My first salary was Rs 3,000 earned at the Lakme Fashion Week. I gave that money to mum.
Qualities imbibed from mum and dad
I have imbibed my mum’s grace, charm and her warm personality. She has taught me to be nice to everyone. And be humble and grounded.
The qualities that I have imbibed from dad is his talent, his confidence and the attitude of doing that which makes us happy. My dad often wonders whether to take it as a compliment or otherwise when everyone tells him, “Aap Ki Beti apni maa ki tareh sundar hai.” He promptly replies, “But she is as talented as I am!”
‘mum’s third son’
My mum always says that I am her third son. “You are not like a girl!” she’d say because I was very tomboyish.My teachers would send me back home because before entering the classroom I would play football or volleyball and get my clothes dirty. I would be so filthy by the time I reached home that mum would say I wasn’t being ‘girl like’.”