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Mar 15, 2013 at 10:12am IST

'Lootera' is probably my best performance so far, says Sonakshi Sinha

Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha says that stepping into the world of 1950s Kolkata for Vikramaditya Motwane's period romance 'Lootera' was a difficult but fulfilling experience.

The first look of the film, unveiled today, shows a black and white image of Sonakshi and actor Ranveer Singh together in a taxi.

Sonakshi saw rushes of the film and was absolutely blown by the rushes of 'Lootera', which is inspired by O Henry's famous story 'The Last Leaf'.

'Lootera' is my best performance so far: Sonakshi

Sonakshi Sinha says 'Lootera' was a difficult but fulfilling experience.

"Lootera has been the most difficult shooting experience for me so far. In terms of character, look, performance, locations. Everything had to be from an era I knew nothing about. There were times while shooting I would wake up and say to myself 'why am I doing this?'

"But when Vikramaditya showed me the trailer and a few rushes from the film, I had my answer right there. Every struggle was worth it. I loved what I saw, and I can safely say this is probably my best performance so far. I felt like I

was seeing another actress from another era on screen. Vikram had transformed me," Sonakshi said.

The intense love story is quite a departure for Sonakshi who, so far, has been part of Bollywood potboilers like 'Dabangg', 'Rowdy Rathore' and 'Son of Sardar'.