Sonakshi Sinha all set to make Kollywood debut

B-town buzz was that 27-year-old Sonakshi Sinha has been paired against the 60 plus superstar Rajnikanth in K S Ravikumar’s next project. The rumours doing the rounds were that Rajinikanth would be uncomfortable romancing Sonakshi because her father Shatrughan Sinha is a very close friend of the actor.

Putting an end to all rumours, Sonakshi has reportedly said that she is finally making her debut in the South. She has said she could not get a better story and that she was happy to share screen space with Rajinikanth in her very first film.

Sonakshi was quoted as saying, “I am finally making my debut in the South. I could not have asked for a better project to start with; it's a wonderful story and it's opposite the one and only Rajini sir. I am looking forward to expanding my horizons with this project.”

Media reports say Sonakshi Sinha has been finalised to play the lead opposite Rajinikanth in K Ravikumar’s next film.

A source close to the family was quoted as saying, “Shatruji and Rajinikanthji are contemporaries. When the two of them worked together in K C Bokadia’s ‘Asli Naqli’, Sonakshi was running around on the sets in frocks! Now to be offered a role opposite him is a bit like cradle-snatching.”

And a close associate of the Sinhas’ reportedly said, “She wanted to work with Rajini Sir, who doesn’t? And Rajini Sir has worked with heroines who are almost as young as Sonakshi. Working with younger heroines is no big deal in the Mumbai film industry. Even Kareena Kapoor was just a kid running around on the sets when Akshay Kumar worked with Kareena’s sister Karisma. Later Akshay and Kareena were fine as a screen pair. Sonakshi Sinha has worked with actors far older than her including Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan.”

According to a source in Chennai, director Ravikumar who wants to cast Rajinikanth with Sonakshi, has re-worked the script to justify the age difference.

Incidentally, Rajinikanth’s next film requires two actresses — one will be a girl-next-door from the 50s era, and the another a trendy girl of today. Sonakshi reportedly loved the script, and she has also been given the choice to pick either of the two roles.

According to Kollywood sources, talks are also on with other actresses such as Nayanthara for the same role for which Sonakshi is being considered. And that Anushka Shetty is almost confirmed for the second lead.