Mumbai: When 24 years old Sonakshi Sinha claimed that she felt comfortable working with older men, little did she know that her statement would turn against her and her career.
The ‘Dabangg’ actress made her debut against 40 something Salman Khan and now will be seen romancing Akshay Kumar, who also happens to be in his 40s. Now, after working with ‘senior’ actors, Sonakshi seemed to have rubbed the younger lot in a wrong way. News has it, that both Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor have apprehensions working with Sonakshi as they fear she would look older than them on screen.
While Sonakshi is aware of Shahid thinks of her, she seems to be unaware of Ranbir’s opinion on her.
In fact, Sonakshi was mighty peeved with Shahid for walking out of Puneet Malhotra’s next which was supposed to star the two. Sonakshi was then offered the hindi remake of ‘Vettai’ with Sasha but the actor took digs at her looks which Sonakshi did not like.
Speaking to a daily, a source informed, “Sonakshi is very keen to work with Ranbir and Shahid, who are closer to her age. More so since she’s also working with Imran Khan in Milan Luthria’s sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. But it seems she heard about Shahid joking that she would look older to him if they were to do a film together. That’s why she’s said to have declined the remake of Vettai.”
The perception that Soankshi looks older than the younger heroes can also be attributed to the kind of films she is doing. She has a film with Salman Khan, three with Akshay Kumar and another with Ajay Devgn. ‘Lootera’ is the only film where she romances a young actor- Ranveer Singh.
“Probably, that is why Ranbir declined a film, whose producer wanted to cast Sonakshi,” reasoned the source.