|Speculation is rife that Sonakshi Sinha has been chosen to star in Rajinikanth’s next. The actress might be excited for the project, but the superstar is apparently hesitant romancing the lassie.
Is it so? As per reports, Sonakshi’s father Shatrughan Sinha and Rajinikanth, who acted together in Asli Naqli (1986) are close friends. While Sona’s age is not a deterrent for the 60-plus Rajinikanth as most of his recent flicks featured younger actresses, his closeness to Shotgun Sinha could make him slightly uncomfortable in romancing the daughter of his friend.
But didn’t the superstar work with Aishwarya Rai, daughter-in-law of his good friend Amitabh Bachchan, in Robot?
Reportedly, Rajinikanth's next film requires two actresses: one will be a girl-next-door from another era, and the other a trendy girl of today. Sonakshi Sinha is said to have loved the script, and she’s also been given the choice to pick either of the two roles.
Sources, however, claim that talks are also on with Nayanthara to play the lead opposite Rajinikanth, while Anushka Shetty is almost confirmed for the second lead.
Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya recently scoffed at rumours of her father’s ill-health and announced his next. While talking to a daily, Soundarya revealed, “Expect an announcement soon.” Like Kochadaiiyaan, this movie will also be a period romance. It will begin from the era of the 50s and will continue to the present day.
Now the question is: will it be Sonakshi Sinha opposite Rajini sir! An official announcement is eagerly awaited.
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