Sonakshi Turns ‘Drummer’


Alappuzha:  Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha tried her hand at ‘chenda’, Kerala’s traditional percussion instrument, when she arrived here with family to celebrate the 70th birthday of her actor-father and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha.The “Dabangg” actress played ‘chenda’, a cylindrical wooden drum, along with an all-women percussion group as she excitedly drummed and swayed to the music at a private backwater resort here on Wednesday.

Besides Shatrughan Sinha, his wife Poonam, sons Luv and Kush and other family members, are here as part of the birthday bash.Sinha cut a cake and cruised on the backwaters and a sumptuous meal with traditional Kerala cuisine was served for the family later.

Sinha later said he and his family were captivated by the beauty of the backwaters of ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala and would come back again.The family would be here for one more day.