Sonakshi Sinha’s career so far has been an enviable one, what with hits (Dabangg in 2010 and now Rowdy Rathore) in quick succession that made it to the R100-crore club.
Next for her is another big-budget film, Joker, being directed by Shirish Kunder. But even as she juggles her multiple A-list projects, we have found out that she has been confirmed for another major project — a sequel to Judwaa (1997) that will star Saif Ali Khan.
Rumours have been rife as to whether Sonakshi will be doing the film. However, it seems that she was finalised as soon as the idea came up. “They (Sonakshi and the filmmakers) haven’t had discussions recently, since they are all busy. Sonakshi, however, is confirmed to star as one of the two heroines in the film. She is like family to producer Sajid Nadiadwala (who has also roped her in for Kick, starring Salman Khan),” says an insider.
While Nadiadwala, who is holidaying in London, was unavailable for comment, Sonakshi says, “I can only say that we are in talks about it, but nothing has been confirmed yet.” Director Sajid Khan will begin shooting his film in January-February next year. The details of the sequel to the 1997 Salman Khan-film are expected to be finalised around December.
At present, Sonakshi is excited about Shirish Kunder’s next. “Joker is special, because it’s the second film I signed after Dabangg,” she says.
The film will see her opposite Akshay Kumar once again. Are things easier when you work with a particular actor? “Yes. The more you work with someone, the better you know his/her style of working,” she says.