The sequel to Subhash Kapoor's National Award winning courtroom drama, 'Jolly LLB' (2013), is all set to go on floors in August and we hear that the makers have zeroed in on the actress who will star opposite Akshay Kumar in the film. If all goes as planned, Sonakshi Sinha will come on board as the leading lady.

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Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha

Says a source, “Jolly LLB got good reviews from critics and audience alike and obviously the expectations from the sequel are high. The makers are keen that the second part be bigger and better and therefore have approached several A-list stars for the project. After finalising Akshay and Manoj Bajpayee, they have approached Sonakshi Sinha and a few other actresses for the film.”

It is being said that the makers were initially planning to cast Amrita Rao, who featured in the first part, in the sequel as well. But, the actress cannot do the project due to her television show, Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai.

Says another source, “Sonakshi has worked with Akshay in the past and their on-screen chemistry has been appreciated. She fits the bill perfectly. If things fall in place, she may be finalised for the role.”

Sonakshi's spokesperson denied the buzz.