- During a panel discussion on HT NxT, Shatrughan Sinha admitted that he did not know the timeliness of the sets and revealed that he was three hours late for his own wedding with Poonam Sinha.
Posted on September 23, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Leading actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his daughter, actor Sonakshi Sinha, in a panel discussion on HT NxT compared the notes on how the film industry has developed over the years. The two are talking to Hindustan Times Managing Editor (Entertainment) Sonal Kalra.
Shatrughan admitted that he did not follow the time rule in the sets. “I arrived three hours late for my own wedding,” he said in Hindi. He was married to former actor Poonam Sinha (Nee Chandiramani) in 1980.
“I got to the sets too late. But even though I’m late for the shoot, sometimes I’m even known to finish all my work before it’s. In fact, even though I had a fever, I went to the sets, ”he said.
Gulzar recalled attending the filming of Mere Apne when Shatrughan was ill. “I suggested shooting my entry scene with glasses. Gulzar Saab told me to come back in a day or two after my eyes were good. But I never canceled the shoot,” he said.
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Speaking about his daughter Sonakshi, Shatrughan called her ‘punctuality’. “My late father was educated in America and he was very punctual. If he wanted to be somewhere at 6, he would reach 5.55 and ring the bell at 6 o’clock. His granddaughter Sonakshi had that quality. My sons Lou and Kush were punctual too, but Sonakshi was more punctual than everyone else. Compliant, ”he said.
Shatrughan also lauded the current generation of actors including Sonakshi and Akshay Kumar, who reached the sets on time and called them ‘true professionals’.