After making an impact as a village belle in Dabangg, newcomer Sonakshi Sinha is set to change her on screen image with her next two films - Kick, where she will romance Salman Khan again, and Joker with Akshay Kumar.
"Oh yes, there's more to me than the demure gaon ki sehmi-sehmi Rajjo in Dabangg. Audiences will see me totally urbanised in Joker and Kick," said the 23-year-old.Kick is the Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster of the same name that Shirish Kunder will direct for Sajid Nadiadwala, while Joker is a 3D movie to be made by Akshay's banner Hari Om Productions -- for this too Kunder will wield the megaphone.
Quizzed about two films with the same director, Sonakshi said: "It's just a coincidence that Kick and Joker have the same director. I signed them because I loved my role and the script.
"Joker is going to be shot in 3D. I've always been fascinated by the technique. I remember as kids we used to watch 3D films like Shiva Ka Insaaf with those special glasses. Great fun to watch. Hopefully, it will be enjoyable to shoot. I can't wait to start shooting in January."
Sonakshi has a far larger role in Joker than in debut "Dabangg".
"Oh yes, I am in almost every frame with Akshay. Dabangg had me in a relatively small part. I got noticed because of the way I was presented," she said.
Apart from these two films, the actress has not finalised anything but producers are pursuing her relentlessly with offers that they feel she cannot refuse.
Sonakshi has also changed her phone number to avoid too many nuisance calls.
"I was getting too many calls with requests that made no sense to me," she said.