While she has two of her upcoming films, ‘Akira’ and ‘Force 2’, hitting the marquee this year, Sonakshi Sinha has signed up for Abhay Chopra’s remake of the 1969 murder mystery, ‘Ittefaq’, opposite Sidharth Malhotra, and Vipul Shah’s ‘Namastey England’ with Akshay Kumar. Now, we hear the 28-year-old actress is all set to play a journalist in ‘Noor’, which is based on Pakistani journalist-writer Saba Imtiaz’s 2014 novel, ‘Karachi You’re Killing Me!’ The film will be directed by ad filmmaker Sunhil Sippy.
“While the book, a coming-of-age story of a journalist named Ayesha Khan, is set in Karachi, ‘Noor’ will be based in Mumbai and has the eponymous Noor Roy Chaudhary, a 20-something journalist, at its centre,” informs a source close to the development. The film is being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra. Casting for the supporting actors is still underway.
Sonakshi, who is currently on a work trip in New York, will start prepping up for the film as soon as she is back in the bay. “It’s a beautiful story that follows Noor as she navigates relationships, career, aspirations, life choices, infatuations and body image issues. Every girl will relate to her,” adds the source.
When Mirror caught up with Sona last (November 14), she’d explained that she wasn’t taking up more projects as she wanted to experiment with different roles that would satisfy her as an actress. “With a shift in the kind of movies being made, I too am making a shift in the kind of roles I’m playing; I’m evolving,” she had asserted.Meanwhile, the actress is currently working on Vipul Shah’s John Abraham-starrer ‘Force 2’ and will kick off ‘Noor’ in July. “The entire movie will be shot in one schedule and is expected to be wrapped up by August,” informs the source. An official spokesperson for T-Series confirmed the news.