By Hindustan Times
Juggling Rowdy Rathore, SOS – Son Of Sardar and Lootera, all three of which will release before Dabangg 2 this Christmas, Sonakshi Sinha is apparently pressed for dates for her mentor Salman Khan. Not only has she delayed the launch of the film’s sequel, but she’s also kept an item number featuring 400 dancers on hold.
Quiz her about this and the actor admits she’s been busy with back-to-back projects, dates for which were already alloted. “But I’d never stall another project, and we’ve never had 400 dancers hanging around on the sets of Dabangg 2, waiting to shoot. These rumours are silly and untrue,” she protests.
Apparently, Salman is also upset with her for divulging details about the under-wraps film in conversations with her staff on the sets of SOS and Sonakashi says, “Even if I speak about Dabangg 2, what’s the harm? It’s as much my film as anyone else’s!”
Two years ago, Dabangg ended with Rajo admitting to her cop-husband, Chulbul that she was pregnant. Will Part 2 turn her into Mummy Pandey? She laughs, “Now you’re fishing for details. You’ll have to wait to see the film to know that. Everyone seems eager to turn me into a mummy.”
Meanwhile, on June 1, she has Rowdy Rathore with Akshay Kumar coming up. The film has already been made in Telugu as Vikramarkudu (2006), in Kannada as Veera Madakari (2009) and in Tamil as Siruthai (2011). And Sonakshi’s certain that the Hindi remake, helmed by Prabhudheva, will also find an audience.
“Not everyone will have seen the South movies, and in Hindi, it’ll have a different flavour. Language is no bar for inspiration, but you can’t make the same movie again and again,” she argues.
“I’ve seen the Telugu version and enjoyed it thoroughly. But I can promise you that Rowdy Rathore is not Vikramarkudu.”