There has been some buzz around Sonali Bendre’s comeback to the big screen and finally the actress has confirmed that she will indeed be playing a big role in Milan Luthria’s gangster next, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2. The actress has been paired opposite Akshay Kumar.
The sequel stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi and Imran Khan in lead roles while Sonali will be playing a significant role that was chalked out especially for the actress.
According to sources, Milan was keen to have Sonali on board and she too agreed to hear the narration because of her friendship with producer Ekta Kapoor. In fact, on their first meeting itself, Sonali gave her nod to doing the film. “I always wanted to work with people with whom I feel comfortable. I have worked with some uncomfortable people in the past and I did not wish to repeat that,” Sonali says.
Sonali also attributes her signing this film to the close relationship shared by her mother-in-law and Ekta’s mother Shobha. She adds, “Milan in the past was an assistant director in one of the films I acted in. Akshay and I too have worked together before. I am sure I will be surrounded by friendly people on the sets.”
The actress tells us that she never imagined making a comeback to Bollywood, as she had been busy looking after her young son. The proud mother says, “Currently I am on a holiday with him and will start my work only after he goes back to school.”
Director Milan Luthria on his part said, “I am thrilled to add another twist to the casting of ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2’. Sonali is not only gorgeous to look at but she is a terrific actress. She suits the role. My crew and I are super excited to offer her this platform.”