In DABANGG Sonakshi Sinha had a very minor role with the film turning out to be an all-Salman show. Now in her next film JOKER, while Akshay Kumar is the lead protagonist and an alien/UFO element is being termed as a major attraction already, one wonder whether the young woman would have a bigger platform to enjoy this time around at the least.
“Yes definitely, in JOKER she is there right through the film with Akshay,”, assures Shirish Kunder, the film’s director, “She has a well etched out part and the best part is that both she as well I are very enthusiastic about making the best use of the platform made available as this is our second film each. I would personally like to work more with someone like her who is younger and is just starting off as it brings us both in the same space.”
Continuing in the same vein Shirish, who has earlier worked with Preity Zinta in his debut directorial outing JAAN-E-MANN, adds, “She has that gift which I guess come from her genes. You have to tell Sonakshi just once about what you want and she does it just perfectly well. You don’t have to explain things much to her. This reflects not just in her act but also the dialogue delivery as she brings in punctuations at just the right place in the right way.”
Not to forget the fact that Sonakshi has already decided to go all out to change her DABANGG image by doing a ‘Munni’ kind of a song for JOKER.
“Now again she is coming up with similar ‘thumkas’ and ‘jhatak-matak’ act so that she can stand out from the rest of the crowd,” he says, “She is going totally ‘bindaas’ with Akshay here and it shows on camera.”
Also starring Shreyas Talpade and Minissha Lamba with music by GV Prakash, JOKER arrives under the banner of Farah Khan & Shirish Kunder’s ‘Three’s Company’ and Akshay Kumar’s ‘Hari Om Entertainment Co.’ and is a UTV co-production. Agencies