Sonakshi Sinha will be seen sharing screen space opposite Anurag Kashyap in “Akira” and the actress says she is trying to convince the filmmaker to become a full-time actor.
Sonakshi says the “Bombay Velvet” director, who will be seen in a negative role in the action-drama, will surprise everyone with his performance.
“I was convincing him (Kashyap) to become an actor now. He has fit the role, the character so well… You’ll really connect with him in that way. You will actually be scared of him… He’s played the character (in “Akira”) really well. He is a great actor,” Sonakshi told reporters.
Asked if the “Dev D” helmer gave her any acting tips, the 28-year-old actress said Kashyap was very clear that he was an actor on set and not a director.
“No not actually. He was clear in his head that he was on the set in an actor’s capacity so he won’t give any ‘tips’ … But he is fantastic to work with.”
Sonakshi was speaking today at the press conference of 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards 2015.
The “Dabangg” star said her role in “Akira”, directed by A R Murugadoss, was both emotionally and physically gruelling.
“This role was emotionally and physically very gruelling. The scenes that we shot, the places we shot at, I never imagined myself in a situation like that before. This has been my most challenging role so far. I really enjoyed it.
“For me when something pushes you, challenges you, that is when I get really excited and ‘Akira’ has done that to me in so many ways,” she added.
The actress also praised Murugadoss, with whom she previously worked in “Holiday”, and hailed him as a “genius.”
“He is a genius. His brain should be kept in a museum. He is silent and focused. You cannot question him. You have to just trust him because whatever he is doing he has thought about it.”
A remake of 2011 Tamil film “Mouna Guru”, “Akira” also stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Amit Sadh.