The good news is that for the first time Shatrughan Sinha will be playing his own daughter's father onscreen. The film to bring them together is A.R. Murugadoss' Akira.
Now for the bad news - Though cast together, Shatruji and his darling daughter do not have even one shot together in the film.
Says a well-informed source, "When Murugadoss approached Shatruji, the actor was told he played the film's lifeline. Shatruji plays Sonakshi's father in Akira. But his character dies while Sonakshi's character is a still a child. So all of Shatruji's scenes are with the child actor playing Sonakshi's childhood avatar. Later in the film Shatruji's voice serves as a guiding force in Sonakshi's life. But they never come together face-to-face."
However, according to sources, Shatruji feels this won't go down well with the audience.
"Shatruji feels there should be at least one sequence featuring Sonakshi and him together. Efforts are on to write such a scene into the script," says the source.
Contrary to rumours, Akira is not a remake of a Telugu hit. This is Murugadoss' first original script in Hindi. Both his earlier Hindi films Ghajini and Holiday were remakes of Telugu blockbusters.