Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha is in the race to play the role of Madakini in the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, reports Mumbai Mirror.
First,it was Akshay Kumar who took over Emraan Hashmi's character of Dawood in the sequel, and now, Dabanng girl Sonakshi Sinha has joined the race to play Mandakini, Dawood's love interest in the film.
While media reports suggested that it would be Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone to pair up with Akki in this Milan Luthria directed film, yet it looks like Sonakshi might be the one to romance the actor on screen.
Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria are taking their time to choose the leading lady.
They want the girl to be perfect. Initially,they wanted a leading lady to essay the role of Mandakini. But now,they are considering Sonakshi Sinha.
The fact that Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi are already working for two films together seems to be working in favour of Sonakshi.
Akshay and Sonakshi are already doing Shirish Kunder's Joker and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Rowdy Rathod to be directed by Prabhudeva together.
The casting apart from Akshay,however is not final yet.They are still looking for the parallel hero in the film.Once the second actor is finalised, Ekta and Milan will take a call on who will play the leading lady, said the source.