The 48-year-old actor, who has worked with Sonakshi in film like 'Rowdy Rathore,' 'Holiday' and 'Boss' praised the actress for pushing boundaries as an artist.

"All power to Sonakshi for pushing boundaries & making hero orientated directors see you for all your worth #CantWaitForThis," Akshay tweeted.

Directed by AR Murugadoss, Akira is said to be an emotional thriller set in Mumbai and Rajasthan. The film marks Murugadoss' third Hindi venture after back-to-back hits 'Ghajini' and 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty'.

Sonakshi, 29, will be seen in a new avatar in the film and has undergone rigorous training to get into the skin of the character.

'Akira' is the Hindi remake of the 2011 Tamil hit 'Mounaguru,' and also stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Shatrughan Sinha.

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