The director said he would like to rope her in one of his future films as well.
"I nurtured a desire to work with Sonakshi after I saw her in 'Dabangg'. You will see Sonakshi in one of my future films as well. I am very fond of that girl," Khan told IANS in a group interview.
Sonakshi has been donning a desi avatar in her previous films like "Dabangg" and "Rowdy Rathore". Khan wanted to break this image through his song.
"A lot has been said about her not being modern and that she can only look nice in Indian clothes. I wanted to break this image that she doesn't look nice in western outfits," he said.
Talking about the outfits used in the song, Khan said that he wanted clothes from that era.
"The Western outfits over here are retro. I said I wanted outfits from that era," he said.
Sonakshi has two looks in the song. The first one has been inspired from Parveen Babi's look in "Shaan" and the second one is similar to Sridevi from "Chaalbaaz".
Directed by Sajid Khan, "Himmatwala" stars Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah and is all set to release on March 29.