Sonakshi Sinha, known for her role in “Dabangg,” reflects on her recent success in the Prime Video series “Dahaad.” As someone who learned “everything on the job,” she considers all the moments from her career, both good and bad, as part of her growth. She shares her perspective on her journey and the importance of continuous learning.
A Notable Transition: From “Dabangg” to “Dahaad”
Sonakshi Sinha, who made her debut with “Dabangg” in 2010, has now taken on the role of a police officer in the critically-acclaimed Prime Video series “Dahaad.” While some may view it as a full circle, Sonakshi sees her journey as an ongoing spiral of growth. She expresses her desire to keep evolving as an actor and shares her gratitude for the experiences and opportunities that have shaped her career.
Lessons from Experience: Learning from Work and Collaborations
Throughout her 13-year career, Sonakshi Sinha has learned valuable lessons from the people she has worked with, the roles she has taken on, and the projects she has been a part of. She acknowledges that every experience, whether good, bad, or ugly, has contributed to her growth as an actor. Sonakshi believes that all her past work has led her to the present moment, where she feels she has reached a good place in her career.
Evolving Portrayal of Women Police Officers
Sonakshi Sinha recognizes a positive shift in the portrayal of women police officers in the entertainment industry over the past decade. She mentions examples of strong female characters played by Tabu, Sanya Malhotra, Shefali Shah, and Raveena Tandon. Sonakshi believes that it is a great time for women in the industry, with well-written characters and compelling content being produced.
Overwhelming Response: “It’s Like My Debut Has Happened All Over Again”
The praise and appreciation Sonakshi Sinha has received for her portrayal of Anjali Bhaati, the sole woman cop in “Dahaad,” has been overwhelming. She describes the experience as if her debut has happened all over again. Sonakshi expresses her gratitude for the support and recognition she has received, including messages from people she hasn’t spoken to in years. She also mentions her family’s love for the show.
Empowering Representation: Anjali Bhaati as a Go-Getter
Sonakshi Sinha believes that her character, Anjali Bhaati, represents the kind of portrayal women should see on screen. Anjali is a strong, focused, and determined woman who achieves her goals despite facing obstacles. Sonakshi emphasizes the importance of showcasing women as go-getters and achievers in their lives.
Addressing Real Issues: Insights from Women Cops
The series “Dahaad” includes moments where Anjali Bhaati is mocked by male characters, reflecting the real experiences shared by women police officers. Sonakshi reveals that these instances were included after discussions with women cops, who highlighted the challenges they face in their uniforms. She believes it is essential to address such issues and put those who disrespect women officers in their place.
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