The actress will play a Bengali damsel in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullet Raja. She has romanced Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore. And now, 25-year-old Sonakshi Sinha has been signed opposite Saif Ali Khan, 42, in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullet Raja.
Interestingly, for the film that is based on the UP mafia, the actress who has portrayed the rustic northern belle with elan in her previous ventures will be seen as a Bengali damsel.
“As soon as Saif returned to Mumbai, Tigmanshu had a lengthy meeting with him to discuss the heroine. He was very keen to have Sonakshi on board and was convinced she could pull off the role with ease,” a source said.
Sonakshi, on the other hand is excited about this new project. “She loves Tigmanshu’s films and is looking forward to working with him,” added the source. Apparently, the actress is excited to play a Bengali girl, which would be different from her village belle avatar in Dabangg and ‘ Patna ki phuljhadi’ role in Rowdy Rathore.
Apart from Sonakshi, Jimmy Shergill, who has worked with Tigmanshu in Saheb Biwi Gangster, has also been brought on board.
Sonakshi whose film Son Of Sardar is all set for release this Diwali, has left for Muscat to shoot Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Part 2 along with Akshay. Bullet Raja, produced by Brandsmith Motion Pictures, will thus go on floors by November this year.