With two back-to-back blockbusters Sonakshi Sinha has much reason to be proud and so, feels Bihar, and Biharis.
There's a growing resentment in the state about the fact that the Bihar ki beti has not paid them a visit since her stardom in Dabangg. And now when her second film Rowdy Rathore too has acquired blockbuster status, the question being asked in Bihar is, where is Sonakshi?
We hear the matter is finally being sorted out. And the young Sinha star is all set to pay her home-state a visit.
Proud father Shatrughan Sinha who saw Rowdy Rathore in Delhi with bureaucrats and police officers and can't stop beaming with paternal pride, says Sonakshi's Patna visit is now being worked out.
Says Shatughan Sinha, "Her absence from Bihar is not intentional. Why would she not go home? Bihar is her home.She spent much of her growing years in our home in Patna when my mother was alive. Now when my mother is no more I stay in a hotel in Patna for convenience. But we are now coming to Patna and people there should stop sulking.She has just not had time to make that long-due visit.Even when the promotional tours for Rowdy Rathore were planned it isn't her fault that Patna was not on the promotional map."
The doting dad cribs that Sonakshi is hardly home. "After Dabangg she has mostly been shooting outdoors.Even my wife and I hardly get to see her. On Saturday it was Sonakshi's birthday. On Sunday morning she left for Dalhousie for the shooting of Lootera."
Sonakshi's proud father says the practical considerations regarding Sonakshi's Bihar visit are now being worked out. "She has played a girl from Patna in Rowdy Rathore. That was intentional. She could've been a girl from Varanasi. But we wanted to establish that bond with Bihar. Even her dialogues have references to my Bihari character from Khudgarz," says Shatrughan Sinha.
Shatughan Sinha is overwhelmed by Sonakshi's screen presence. "She seems to have inherited her beauty from her mother and her confidence level from me.Thankfully it isn't the other way around. Jokes aside, in all objectivity I think my daughter holds her own against Akshay Kumar although he has a double role in Rowdy Rathore,and he has performed very effectively."
The visit to the home town would be short and snappy since Sonakshi is shooting non-stop during the coming months.
"This is only because people in Bihar feel she is ignoring them. They forget, Bihari babu visits them every few weeks. Bihari bitiya will also visit them shortly," promises Shatrughan Sinha.