Till date, she has worked with senior actors in many successful films. But now, Sonakshi Sinha is signing back-to-back movies with younger stars. In the latest instance, she has been confirmed as the leading lady opposite Arjun Kapoor in the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit, Okkadu (2003; meaning, the only one). The Boney Kapoor production will hit the floors in 2014.
“The makers considered other actresses too, but Sonakshi bagged the part because of two reasons, she and Arjun made for a fresh pair and she fits the part perfectly,” says an insider.
As for Sonakshi, this remake comes at a time when she is already working on a few films with younger actors, Rambo Rajkumar with Shahid Kapoor, Lootera with Ranveer Singh and Welcome Back with John Abraham.
“It (working with younger actors) hasn’t been a conscious move. As a newcomer, I got the opportunity to work with the biggest stars and I grabbed it, just as anyone else would. Back then, I used to say that there will be a time when I will work with others too, and that time has come now,” says Sonakshi. “Senior actors have tremendous experience, not only when it comes to work, but also about the ways of the industry. This gave me a great chance to learn. With the younger lot, it’s more like being on an equal footing.”