Actress Sonakshi Sinha feels that as more and more women-centric films are coming out, it is a great time for women to be in the movie industry. The actress made her debut with Salman Khan’s Dabangg and there has been a gossip that she may be dropped from Dabangg 3 because she had a falling out with Salman.
There was news that Salman was miffed that Sonakshi refused to work in Arbaaz Khan production, Dolly ki Doli. The two also had a face-off at Arpita Khan’s wedding and since then are not on speaking terms. When asked about this, the 29-year-old actress chose not to respond.
Arbaaz Khan, however, recently said she will be part of the film but there’s a possibility of another heroine. When asked if she is doing the film and when the shoot will begin, the Lootera actress said, “You asked (Arbaaz) everything but kept this one for me, who is an actress in the film. Would’ve been better if you asked the producer. Please call Arbaaz, if you don’t mind, please.”
Regardless of the gossip, Sonakshi is busy with AR Murugadoss’ Akira where she is playing the lead. When asked if women in Bollywood are taking up central
characters in films, the Dabangg star told reporters, “Yes they are… and I think it’s about time they did. There are some great characters being written for women in films. 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.”
The 29-year-old was speaking at the launch of her new song Rajj Rajj Ke from her film. The track, composed by Vishal Shekhar, has been sung by Sonakshi.The “Lootera” actress said Akira is the name of her character in the film, which signifies graceful strength.
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 on September 2.