Sonakshi should`ve got National Award: Akshay Kumar

IANS| Updated: May 25, 2014, 23:04 PM IST

New Delhi: If actress Sonakshi Sinha felt that her 2013 release `Lootera` deserved to win awards, actor-producer Akshay Kumar seconds that.

The action star liked her performance in the period drama so much that he said it should have been appreciated with a National Award for it.

Akshay, who has acted with the 26-year-old in movies like `Rowdy Rathore` and `Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!`, says she was brilliant in `Lootera`.

“It is a pleasure working with Sonakshi. She is wonderful and talented. The last movie of her I saw was ‘Lootera’. I think she was brilliant. She should’ve got a National Award (for it). It’s something wonderful that I saw,” Akshay, who will now be seen with her in the forthcoming film `Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty`, said.

The Vikramaditya Motwane directorial, which also featured Ranveer Singh in the lead, received a mixed response after it hit screens in July last year. It also got a few nominations at this year’s awards.