After a series of flops over the past few years, Sonakshi Sinha is finally part of a big hit. Mission Mangal, the Independence Day multistarrer release that features her in the cast, has been declared a superhit by the trade after a Rs 193.14 crore domestic haul at the last count, reports IANS.
“I feel great. For me at least, it (success) has been long overdue. It feels nice. It’s a very special film and working with the team was a wonderful experience. It is a very positive feeling. Hats off to those scientists who actually made it happen, and went through so much of difficulties and struggles,” Sonakshi told, adding that she was always confident about Mission Mangal.“Honestly, I did expect the film to be successful because it talks about a very big achievement of our country. I feel, if you make a film on patriotism and the subject is good, it always works,” she said.
Mission Mangal starring Akshay Kumar with Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi, may be one of the biggest hits of 2019 so far, but Sonakshi has seen consecutive duds over the past few years. Films such as Tevar, Akira, Noor and Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi crashed, and she became an easy target for trolls on social media. However, the 32-year-old actress chooses to keep negativity at bay and focus on her job instead.
“Everybody has their ups and downs, not only actors. Even a rikshawallah has ups and downs. That’s normal. That is how you grow as a person. I don’t care what trolls and haters say because I am still here and they are still there. I have this quality that I can shut out all negativity and for me. It is very important to focus on my work, stay positive and move forward. If few of my films have not done well, people have not stopped offering me films. In fact, I’ve been busiest over the past few years, and I have four releases this year,” she said.
Sonakshi made her Bollywood debut with Dabangg opposite Salman Khan in 2010, and she is still known as the Dabangg Girl. She returned in Dabangg 2, which released in 2012. This year, Dabangg 3 is scheduled to hit the screens in December. After Dabangg 3, Sonakshi will be seen alongside Ajay Devgn in Bhuj: The Pride Of India. Before signing off, Sonakshi also hinted that a biopic featuring her in the lead will be announced soon.