Is Sonakshi too old for the younger actors?

May 04, 2012, 08:49 IST | Hiren Kotwani

After her slew of films with older actors, the younger lot now feels that she looks a tad too old for them

After Sonakshi went public with her claim that she was more comfortable working with older men, looks like the actress is getting a taste of her own medicine. Now, the younger actors in Bollywood apparently don’t want to be paired with her, reason being she would look too old next to them.

We have learnt that while Sona was keen to pair up with Ranbir Kapoor, he feels she will look way older to him on screen. The same sentiment is apparently being echoed by RK’s good friend Shahid Kapoor as well. Interestingly, it seems Sonakshi is not aware of Ranbir’s opinion about her. However, she is believed to be in the know-how about Shahid’s view about her looks.

While it has been reported that Sonakshi turned town the remake of Vettai some weeks ago because he opted out of Punit Malhotra’s next for Karan Johar, our source attributes it to her being upset hearing about Sasha taking digs at her.

Jokes apart
Our informer explains, “Sonakshi is very keen to work with Ranbir and Shahid, who are closer to her age. More so since she’s also working with Imran Khan in Milan Luthria’s sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. But it seems she heard about Shahid joking that she would look older to him if they were to do a film together. That’s why she’s said to have declined the remake of Vettai.”

Incidentally, this perception is said to be coming from the fact that almost all of Sona’s co-stars have been older guys. With two films with Salman Khan, three with Akshay Kumar and another with Ajay Devgn, Lootera is the only film where she romances a comparitively younger actor, Ranveer.

As our source says, “Probably, that is why Ranbir declined a film, whose producer wanted to cast Sonakshi.” Interestingly, oblivious to this, Sonakshi is still keen to be cast in a project with Ranbir and is believed to have conveyed the same to her business manager. 

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