For Race 2 Sonakshi Sinha's will have to rev up the feline quotient to the optimum as director duo Abbas-Mustan want to do away with her village bell image completely. So the actress is busy shedding extra pounds.
"First, I had to lose weight for my debut in Dabangg. Now I've to get into even better shape for Joker and Race 2.
For the last two years that's all I seem to be doing. Losing weight. But I am fine with that. Because it's important for me to look good," said Sonakshi.
After playing the demure village girl in in Dabangg, Sonakshi will get into a serious kickass mode for Race 2.
"Bipasha Basu was presented in a very striking avatar in Race. We've to make sure Sonakshi is presented in the same way for the sequel," says producer Ramesh Taurani.
But before Race 2, she also has Shirish Kunder's "Joker".
Sonakshi, who got no opportunity to display her dancing skills in Dabangg, was eagerly looking forward to her own slice of Farah Khan's sizzle in Joker.
To her dismay Farah and Shrish have informed her that her character gets no chance to dance in their film.
"I requested Farah to please, please make me dance in her husband's film. But my character doesn't have any dance-able opportunities. Sad. We'll have to wait for another occasion."
Perhaps Race 2 will provide her with a chance to sizzle in a song and a chance to do some serious action.
"Yes," Sonakshi says excitedly, "It's a very guns-and-gadgets subject. And I'm looking forward to doing some of my own dancing."