The action star liked her performance in the period drama so much that he said it should have been appreciated with a National Award for it.
Akshay, who has acted with the 26-year-old in movies like Rowdy Rathore and Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!, says she was brilliant in Lootera.
"It is a pleasure working with Sonakshi. She is wonderful and talented. The last movie of her I saw was 'Lootera'. I think she was brilliant. She should've got a National Award (for it). It's something wonderful that I saw," Akshay, who will now be seen with her in the forthcoming film Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, told.
The Vikramaditya Motwane directorial, which also featured Ranveer Singh in the lead, received a mixed response after it hit screens in July last year. It also got a few nominations at this year's awards but Sonakshi Sinha didn't get her due and she is visibly upset about it.