Even as Sonakshi Sinha is garnering applause for her stuntbaazi in the ‘Akira’ trailer that was launched recently, it is learnt that she wanted daddy dearest Shatrughan Sinha to play her father onscreen too. Reportedly, the actor-politician, who can’t say no to his darling daughter, couldn’t work out the dates.Shatruji couldn’t allot the dates director AR Murugadoss required for the shoot. Hence he couldn’t play Sonakshi’s daddy in reel too.”
Apparently, the father dies while the protagonist is still a child. So Shatrughan and Sonakshi couldn’t have father-daughter scenes. The veteran actor, is said to have been of the opinion that they should have at least one important scene together.
Eventually, Mithun Chakraborty was signed on. Interestingly, he has worked with Shatrughan in a number of films in the 1980s like ‘Taqdeer’, ‘Aandhi Toofan’ and ‘Sagar Sangam’.