Although Lootera failed to seduce the audience, Vikramaditya Motwane’s film got good reviews and the performances of both lead actors, Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha, were highly praised. In fact, the film, loosely based on O. Henry’s short story The Last Leaf, allowed the actress to prove her acting skills to those critics who considered her a weak actress.
But that’s not all. As a source told the Times of India, her portrayal of Pakhi, a Bengali girl dying of tuberculosis, caught the eye of a theatre group based in New York and has approached the actress for a Broadway adaptation of The Last Leaf. According to the same source, the play is planned for the coming summer and Sonakshi has not given an answer yet. While Sonakshi remains silent, her spokesperson confirmed the news and said, “Yes, she has got an offer to perform there and she will take a call soon.”
While considering the offer, Sonakshi recently tweeted about her disappointment for the reception of Lootera at this year’s award functions. Although she has been nominated, others, including the actor and the director, have been left out. Her complete tweet:
“Disheartening how Lootera has been held back from most of the nominations this year! Didn’t they call it a masterpiece/poetry in motion/world class/technically superior film when it released? That seems like qualification enough to be out there. Not nominating Vikram Motwane for best director, Ranveer for acting, Amit Trivedi for music, Shetty for cinematography, Aditya for art, Subarna for costume, Amitabh for lyrics makes my nomination feel so out of place! Vikram Motwane, u will and always be best director for me! Ranveer, Amit Trivedi, Shetty, Aditya, Subarna, Amitabh Bhattacharya and everyone associated with this very special film will always be proud of Lootera whether or not they acknowledge us :)”