“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 Once Upon 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.
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.