In her last film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, Sonakshi Sinha played a struggling actress. In Bullett Raja, which releases next month, she plays an aspiring actress trying to find a footing in Bollywood. Director Tigmanshu Shulia confirms, “She does play an aspiring actress. Sonakshi portrays a girl who has run away from her home in Kolkata to become a Bollywood actress. Her character wants to act in films so desperately that she’s even willing to do a Bhojpuri film.”
When asked if he was concerned about the comparisons between her two roles, he says, “I haven’t seen Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara. So I wouldn’t know how similar the two characters are. But her character doesn’t go through any kind of humiliation or compromise.”
Two of Sonakshi’s ready-for-release films, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja and Prabhudheva’s R... Rajkumar will open on two successive Fridays in the last week of November and the first week of December. They both belong to the same North Indian badland gang-war genre. With her presence in both and the two trailers being aired simultaneously, it is hard to tell one apart from the other. Will it spell trouble for Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor?
Other popular ‘strugglers’
in Rangeela (1995) She played a wannabe actress who tastes success with the help of a superstar.
Luck By Chance (2009) The ambitious struggler becomes successful but loses love and friends
Superstar (2008) The film is based on the reality of the entertainment field
Dirty Picture (2011) It is a biographical drama inspired by the life of South actress Silk Smitha.