Sonakshi Sinha to play Akshay’s love interest

After making her debut with Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg’, Sonakshi Sinha will play Akshay Kumar’s love interest in ‘Joker’. This will be Shirish Kunder’s second film as a director. The first film he directed was ‘Janemaan’ which doomed at the box office.  

Shirish reasons for choosing Sonakshi, "Sonakshi fitted the role perfectly. Hers is an extremely performance oriented character which is there throughout the film with Akshay. Besides another reason for choosing Sonakshi is the fact that she and Akki would be a fresh on-screen pair considering Akshay has worked with most of the top leading ladies."

“The film will go on floors in January 2011 and will be released around Christmas the same year,” Kunder said.

‘Joker’ will be a 3D film. “It's a tale of a bunch of underdogs fighting for victory. There will be humour, some sci-fi and it will be made in 3D,” he said. The film will reportedly directed by Akshay Kumar.