I am an actress because of Salman, Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha who has tasted success in the competitive world of Bollywood within a short span of two years gives credit for her success and filmy career to Salman Khan, her first co-star whom she considered her mentor cum well wisher. Sonakshi said that whatever she is today it is all because of Salman. He is the one who boost her to take up acting and that's why she takes his comment in a positive stride and tries to improve.

"Whenever Salman criticizes me, he does it in a very positive way. Because of him only I lost so much of weight. I am an actress because of him and he is very happy about it. Whatever he says, I take it in a very positive spirit," Sonakshi said.

Before she entered into Bollywood, the ‘Dabangg’ star weighed 80 kgs but slowly she started to lose weight. It makes no difference to Sonakshi when people comment about her weight.

"It doesn`t affect me. I think I read about it, I see it on TV, I sit and I just laugh, because tomorrow my film will become a hit and people will shut up," Sonakshi said.

So far, Sonakshi’s journey has been commendable and in all her films like `Dabangg`, `Rowdy Rathore`, `Joker` and `Son Of Sardaar`, we have seen her in a desi avatar.

"In `Bullet Raja`, my look will be a western fusion kind. It has been a coincidence that so far that my look has been Indian, but I am really not complaining because all these films have done good business and been appreciated a lot. If in future, some different look suits my character, then I will do that," she added.

Sonakshi added that success did not change her life and her family and friends have kept her grounded.

"Nothing has changed so far in my life - neither in my family nor outside. Even today if I get up late, my mom gets angry. Personally, nothing has changed and I am happy about it. After achieving success so soon, many people could get spoilt, but thanks to my friends and family, they have kept me so grounded," said the daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha.

Currently, the actress is busy promoting her next release ‘Dabangg 2’ with Salman Khan. The film is slated to release on 21st December.