Was born to do Akira, says Sonakshi Sinha


Sonakshi Sinha says that it felt amazing to carry a film on her shoulders in Akira, a film she feels she was born to do.

At its trailer launch, Sonakshi asked about the feeling of carrying the film on her shoulders, said, “It feels more than great. It feels amazing, it feels that I was waiting for this moment and I was born to do this. It’s been a lot of hard work for me to look the way I’ve looked in the film.”

The film is directed by AR Murugadoss, who had previously directed Sonakshi in the film Holiday, which was a success at the box-office.

About Murugadoss, Sonakshi said, “I really want to thank Murugadoss sir, who has worked with the best action heroes in our country. He trusted me with this kind of a film. He’s a fantastic director to work with. I was pleasantly surprised when he came to me with this film and he said that we’ll turn it around and make it a women-centric, hard-hitting film about this girl’s character.”

The film sees Sonakshi’s character coming to Mumbai from Jodhpur, where she gets into a tiff with the goons of the college she enrolls in. The story is about her fight to come out of a case, where the college goons, a corrupt cop played by Anurag Kashyap and another played by Konkona Sen Sharma play crucial components.

“It has got a couple of tracks, there’s Anurag’s track, there is Konkona’s track and my track and they are all interconnected in some way so it’s a really cool Murugadoss style thriller. I love to watch action films and be a part of them, so I was more than happy to do it. When I narrated the story to mom and dad, they too liked it because it was a very good, gripping story, a story of a single girl’s struggle and fight. Overall the role is very powerful, so they were also very happy and there was no reason for me to say no to this film.”

Akira releases on September 2.