I`m lucky Akshay is working with a newcomer like me: Sonakshi

Mumbai: After starring together in `Rowdy Rathore`, Sonakshi Sinha is set to be seen opposite Akshay Kumar again in `Joker`.

The actress says she is lucky that the Bollywood superstar is working with a newcomer like her.

The 25-year-old actress is all set to make a hattrick with Akshay with the shooting of `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2` all set to kick-start this month.

"I consider myself lucky that a superstar like Akshay has shown good interest in working with a newcomer like me. He showed confidence in me when I was just one film old (Dabangg). He was convinced that I was the right choice for `Joker` and `Rowdy Rathore`.

"When someone as seasoned as him is confident about your acting capabilities, you do get all the more motivated. For me as an actress, it is an amazing prospect to work with Akshay. After all, not many newcomers get that opportunity and here I am doing three films with him," Sonakshi told reporters.

Besides multiple projects with Akshay Kumar in her kitty, Sonakshi has also bagged a film each with Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh.

Shirish Kunder`s `Joker` is a new experience for her courtesy the film`s sci-fi and alien setting.

"It is really cool to be a part of such a fantastical setting. I like reading sci-fi books and watching films belonging to this genre. So when `Joker` came my way, it was automatically exciting.

"There were different kind of sets that were created and for me, it is a very nice and different experience when compared to the other films that I have done or am doing. The film`s very uniqueness is its USP," said Sonakshi.

She is starring with Ajay Devgn in `Son of Sardaar`, the promo of which is playing all over and meeting with good response from the audience.

"Making the film was hard work but then also a very enjoyable experience. There was a certain feel-good element while filming it. Now with the audience too experiencing the same, compliments have been coming in quite incessantly."