Speculations have been doing the rounds as to who would play Akshay
Kumar's love interest in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2,
produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Milan Luthria. It was
reported that the makers of the film are planning to rope in
Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone for the role.
However, the latest we hear is that Dabangg heroine
Sonakshi Sihna has joined the race.
“Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria are taking their time to choose
the leading lady for Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2. They
want the girl to be perfect. Initially, they wanted a leading lady
to essay the role of Mandakini. But now, they are considering
Sonakshi Sinha," Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying.
It is said that the makers of OnceUpon A Time In
Mumbai 2 prefer Akshay-Sonakshi combination. “Akshay and
Sonakshi are already doing Shirish Kunder"s Joker and Sanjay Leela
Bhansali"s Rowdy Rathod to be directed by Prabhudeva together. Ekta
and Milan will obviously keep that in mind while making their
choice," added the source.
However, sources said that the cast of the film is not yet
confirmed except for Akshay Kumar.