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Sonakshi Sinha on playing 'regressive' roles: Fingers are always pointed at me
Sonakshi Sinha has been voicing her opinions on women empowerment for the longest time. The actress was recently at a short film festival in Mumbai based on women's safety and empowerment.

  Speaking at the event, the actress said that women have been playing the waiting game for the longest time as they are always waiting for permissions, validation, acceptance and approval.

She said, "I want to live in a world where we, as women, are able to choose. We have been playing the waiting game for the longest time. Women are always waiting to be protected, rescued, for permission, validation, acceptance and approval."

"We live in a country where we worship Goddess Laxmi, Saraswati, Kali and Durga but we eliminate girl child before she sees the world. I don't want to live in a world like that and honestly, an initiative to end gender-based violence is a commendable effort," the actress added.

Sonakshi, who was last seen in Ittefaq, has played strong female characters in films such as Akira, Force 2 and Noor.

"I did a film called Force 2 where I was a RAW agent. I did a film called Noor where I played a working woman and honestly, all these roles empowered me in some or the other way," she said.

However, on the other hand, Sonakshi also took responsibility for playing 'regressive' characters in other films of hers.

"Fingers are always pointed at me. Nobody pulled up the writer who wrote the script or the director who made the film. It was always me and I used to be defensive about it thinking why this is happening to me is because I am just an actor but then I realised that may be, in some way they are right and maybe I shouldn't be doing what I am doing," she said.

"May be I should be doing something that doesn't portray me as a damsel in distress which is why I started doing films like Akira where I played a martial artist who was able to take care of herself," Sonakshi added.
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