Sonakshi Sinha says Anurag Kashayp is a great actor

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has made cameo appearances in films like ‘Black Friday’, Luck By Chance’, ‘Dev D’, ‘I Am’ and others, but he is mostly known for his directorial acumen. But actress Sonakshi Sinha said that Anurag is a “great actor” and she was convincing him to be an actor.

Sonakshi and Anurag will be seen sharing screen space in their upcoming film ‘Akira’ which will mark the filmmaker’s full-fledged role as an actor. The ‘shot gun’ girl said she had a good time working with Anurag who plays a negative character in the film.

"It was very good. I was convincing him to become an actor. He has fit the role and character so well, you'll connect with him in that way, because you'll actually be scared when you see him onscreen. He is a great actor," Sonakshi said interacting with IANS.

Despite being a director, he never interfered with his inputs in the film, the actress revealed. “He was aware of the fact that he is coming on the sets in the actor's capacity, so he wouldn't share his ‘tippaniya’. He was fantastic to work with. He is not interfering at all despite being a director," she said.

‘Akira’ is a woman-centric film and according to Sonakshi, the film was physically and emotionally challenging for her. She also trained in martial arts for a month and a half to prep up for her role in the film.

‘Akira’ is a remake of Santha Kumar’s Tamil film ‘Mouna Guru’ being produced and directed by AR Murugadoss. The film also stars Sonakshi’s father Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakraborty and Konkona Sen Sharma among others.