Actress Sonia Mann has worked in many regional language movies earlier and now entered in Bollywood with Happy Hardy and Heer. She is playing the character of Heer in this film opposite Himesh Reshammiya. Apart from this, she has signed one more film with Himesh Reshammiya and a film with producer Shailesh R. Singh (Karma Films). In an exclusive interview with Yogesh Mishra, she spoke about her childhood days, favourite Bollywood actor, challenges of her professional life, working experience with Himesh Reshammiya, expectations from her Bollywood debut film and more…
How were your childhood days? Can you share any fond memory of your childhood?
My childhood was very special. My mom has taken care well and loved me so much. There are so many memories of my childhood. I was always been watching social concept plays. As I belong to a communist revolutionary family so, my childhood was very revolutionary.
When did you realise first that you should try your luck in acting?
I used to see social plays and also performed those plays, that time I decided to do acting. People used to compare me with many actresses so I realized that I should also do the acting.
Who is your favourite Bollywood actor and why?
Since my memories are attached with 90s so my favourite Bollywood actors are Kajol, Kareena, Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan etc.
What are the things that excite you the most these days?
My hard work, gym, daily routines and interviews boost my confidence.
You have spent many years in entertainment industry. How do you look back on your journey so far?
When I look back, I find myself growing. I think if you are dedicated and having strong belief then nothing is impossible.
What has been the biggest change and the biggest challenge so far in your professional life?
Challenges mostly comes everyday in professional life. I have to face it. I think, I will overcome these challenges with my hard work, patience and dedication.
Apart from Hindi movie, you have worked in many regional movies as well. What according to you is the main difference between Hindi movie and other regional language movies?
There is no much difference between Hindi movies and other regional language movies. In Bollywood, you have a bigger platform since everybody know Hindi so you get more fame. Rest everything is almost same.
How was your working experience with Himesh Reshammiya in your latest movie ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’?
It was a great working experience working with Himesh Reshammiya. I’m very grateful that I’m working with him and I’m really thankful to him that he has given me this opportunity. I have learned so many things from Himesh sir. He is very dedicated and down to earth.
Tell us something about your upcoming film ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’?
‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ is a musical love story. There are three important character in this film, Happy, Hardy and Heer. Heer uses old Punjabi accents. Hardy is a Gujrati business man and Happy is a very sweet guy from Punjab. So, it’s a cute love story.
What character are you playing in this film?
I’m playing the character of Heer who is bubbli, cute, upfront and never lie.
What are your expectations from this film?
My expectation from this film is very high because this film is very nice and everybody have worked very hard in this film.
What next after ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’?
After happy Hardy and Heer, I have signed one film of ‘Karma Films’ (Shailesh R. Singh). This is a title role, a women centric film. I have signed one more film with Himesh sir.
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