It is a great time for women in Bollywood: Sonakshi Sinha

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2016 11:55 IST
Sonakshi Sinha plays the lead role in A R Murugadoss’s Akira. (AFP)

Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha, who will make her action debut with AR Murugadoss’s Akira, has said it is a great time for women to be in the movie industry as more women-centric films are coming out. “Yes they (women) are (taking up central characters)...and I think it’s about time they did. There are some great characters being written for women in films,” she said.

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The 29-year-old was speaking at the launch of her new song Rajj Rajj Ke from her film Akira. “The audience has become much more accepting about what they are watching on screen so I think it is a great time to be a woman in Indian cinema,” she said.

Sonakshi greets fans at the song launch of Akira in Mumbai. (AFP)

The track, composed by Vishal Shekhar, has been sung by Sonakshi.

The Lootera star said Akira is the name of her character in the film, which signifies graceful strength. “Akira is a Sanskrit word, which means graceful strength. It applies to the girl, who is graceful and strong. She knows where to use her strength and her power.”

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Directed by AR Murugadoss, Akira is a remake of 2011 Tamil film Mouna Guru. The action-thriller features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in a negative role and also stars Konkona Sen Sharma.

In the film, Sonakshi will be seen as a fearless young woman, doing high-octane stunts. Akira is scheduled to release in September 2.

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