When Sonakshi’s desire to sing ‘stagnated’

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has come on board as a judge on singing reality show “Indian Idol Junior”, says she wanted to polish her crooning skills but the “desire stagnated” in childhood itself.

“My music teacher taught me Sa re ga ma pa, but did not return after that and that is where my desire to sing stagnated,” Sonakshi said at the launch of Sony Entertainment Television’s “Indian Idol Junior”, which will beam starting May 30.

When Sonakshi shared this desire, the show’s co-judge Vishal Dadlani promptly added: “She is a good singer. We are doing a film titled ‘Akira’ where Sonakshi is the ‘hero’. I promise you that she is going to sing in that film.”

The actress, who delivered a memorable performance in “Lootera”, says she wanted to sing in that movie.

“I love the song ‘Sawaar loon’ and would have definitely sung it for myself,” said Sonakshi, who is the daughter of actors Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha.

At the launch of her forthcoming show, which will bring talented children on the stage, Sonakshi even gave a sample of her singing skills. She did a little rap to the Yo Yo Honey Singh song “Party all night”.

On the film front, the 27-year-old is currently filming “Akira”, which is an action-drama by director A.R. Murugadoss.