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Sonakshi won't do ‘Mandakini’ act in Once...

Sonakshi Sinha’s character in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai sequel is inspired from Mandakini’s life who was believed to be in a relationship with Dawood Ibrahim. However, about the yesteryear starlet’s notorious wet white sari scene, Sonakshi says...

bollywood Updated: Apr 08, 2012 16:46 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Ever since the sequel to the 2010 hit Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, was announced, yesteryear starlet Mandakini has been in the news. Last year, rumour mills stoked speculation whether Kareena Kapoor, who was earlier in talks for the female lead part, would reprise Mandakini’s notorious wet white sari scene from Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) in the sequel.

For the uninitiated, the actor’s character in the second part takes cues from Mandakini’s life, as Dawood Ibrahim was believed to be in a relationship with the starlet. Actor Akshay Kumar will play a role apparently inspired by the don.


But now, as Sonakshi Sinha bags the part of Yasmin, she insists there’s no such sequence (wet sari) in Milan Luthria’s film. “I don’t believe the makers ever discussed or projected that a particular scene would be in the film. No one has even mentioned it in the media either, so there’ve only been speculations about it,” she says.

In terms of her portrayal, Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter admits that she has “certain restrictions.” She adds: “Before I start a film, I place my cards on the table. And then, it’s up to the filmmakers to decide whether they want me in their film or not.” According to her, when the sequel’s producers were in the initial scripting process, she kept them informed as and when required regarding what she’d be comfortable or uncomfortable with.

“I have always maintained that I come from a certain background (and family name). Plus, I have boundaries I wouldn’t cross when it comes to such sequences. So, if there were such scenes in any film I’m offered, including this one in the Once Upon… sequel, I wouldn’t do them,” insists the Dabangg (2010) actor.

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First Published: Apr 08, 2012 12:54 IST