Sonakshi Sinha who will be seen in the upcoming action flick ‘Akira’, wanted her off screen dad, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha to play her father in the movie. And Shatrughan being the doting dad, had also agreed. But unfortunately, he couldn’t work out his dates for the movie.
So in the story, the father dies while the protagonist is still a child. So Shatrughan and Sonakshi couldn’t have father-daughter scenes. The veteran actor, is said to have been of the opinion that they should have at least one important scene together.
Finally, Mithun Chakraborty was finalized for the role of Sonakshi’s father. In the past, Mithun has worked with Shatrughan in a number of films in the 1980s like ‘Taqdeer’, ‘Aandhi Toofan’ and ‘Sagar Sangam’.
‘Akira’ directed by AR Murugadoss will be releasing on September 2, 2016.