NEW DELHI: Bollywood bombshell Sonakshi Sinha is all for going back to work and has been missing hanging out with her friends. However, she doesn't mind being home during the national lockdown if "it means that we can stop the spread of the virus". The 'Dabangg' debutant said that she feels lucky to be at home with her near and dear ones during this crisis and believes that this pandemic has made everyone not take things for granted.
In a recent interview, she said, " I miss my friends but that''s really not even an issue if you put things in perspective. I'm okay with the lockdown if it means that we can stop the spread of the virus. It made everyone realise not to take things for granted."
She was also asked if there was anything she found extremely challenging during this lockdown, to that she simply replied, "Nothing. I am fortunate to be at home with my loved ones. When you look around and see people who are away from their homes, families, not being able to feed themselves...those are the challenges. My heart goes out to them and all I want to do is help."
The actress is completely aware that everyone is facing this dire situation together and hopes for the very best.
Even if the lockdown has kept Sonakshi away from her shooting schedules, she was able to get in touch with her artistic side again. That eventually inspired the actress to start an auction for a good cause.
Addressing that, Sinha said, "I reconnected with my art during the lockdown and have been wanting to help out on a bigger scale... so I put two and two together and decided to raise funds with my art."
When asked about the inspiration behind her art, she mentioned, "I don't have any influences. It''s something that just flows from within me, and I keep trying out new things on my own."
The funds which are being collected by auctioning her artwork will be utilised for getting ration kits for the poverty-stricken and needy people, who are unable to earn during this lockdown. Sketches, large canvas paintings, digital art created by the actress is part of the artwork. It is being auctioned off at 'Fankind', an online fundraising platform which belongs to Anshula Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor's sister.
As far as the work front is concerned, she will be seen on the silver screens as a part of 'Bhuj: The Pride of India', which also stars, Ajay Devgn, Sharad Kelkar, Sanjay Dutt, Pranitha Shubhash, Nora Fatehi and Ammy Virk.