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Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has mostly acted in films centered around larger-than-life male characters, says she does not sign films to prove anything to anybody.
"I don't do films to prove anything to anyone. Nobody pin-pointed a finger at me about my acting. Right from my first film, people said I had a great screen presence. They said that she acts well and dances well. So I did not have anything to prove in that department," Sonakshi told PTI.
Sonakshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg, later did films like Rowdy Rathore with Akshay Kumar and Son of Sardar with Ajay Devgn.
She feels actresses have an equally important role in commercial cinema.
"There are roles written in masala films for actresses too. Otherwise the films would have been made with actors only. I think even actresses have a part to play in commercial films," she said.
The 26-year-old actress says she enjoys watching and doing 'masala' entertainers.
"It is more challenging to make a film like that because they are larger than life. It is not something that happens in real life. In a film like Lootera, the lines are colloquial... very conversational... The way we talk in real life. Whereas in masala films, the dialogues are larger than life. So to do something is also challenging in a way, but it is lot of fun as well," she said.
While films like Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardar, Dabangg 2 brought box-office success for Sonakshi, Lootera brought her critical acclaim.
"I feel Lootera was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was a beautifully-written role. When it came to me people told me I won't be able to do it. So I took it up as a challenge to prove them wrong, but not to prove that I can act," the actress said.
However, despite giving several hit films, Sonakshi feels that she is not competitive.
"I have never been a competitive person from the start. I don't know what my contemporaries are doing. I don't know who has signed which experimental film. If everybody is jumping into the well it does not mean I will also do it.