Sonakshi Sinha, who is playing a college girl in SR Murugadoss's untitled film, will also be seen doing some action scenes. She will undergo a 30-day martial arts workshop under the guidance of experts from Thailand. The film will go on floors in November.
Says a source close to Sonakshi, "It's a completely heroine-oriented script with the actress doing the kind of action a hero does. Murugadoss has been telling people that Sonakshi is the 'hero' of his film. The action-oriented film will require Sonakshi to undergo an extensive 30-day training in martial arts prior to the shoot. Martial arts experts will be flying down to Mumbai to teach her. She also consulted a few of her friends like Prabhudheva, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor about the art form. That is why she has been losing a lot of weight - to get a fit and lithe body for the film. While actresses have been known to do lot of action-oriented scenes in films, this will have Sonakshi actually fighting with the villains and fending them off with martial arts techniques."
The actress will start Murugadoss's film after completing Tevar with Arjun Kapoor and Ajay Devgn.
Other actions heroines
Kangana Ranaut in Revolver Rani
Madhuri Dixit Nene and Juhi Chawla in Gulab Gang
Priyanka Chopra in Don and Don 2
Deepika Padukone in Chandni Chowk To China
Aiwshwarya Rai Bachchan in Jodha Akbar