Sonam is geared up for her next movie PadMan which stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte. The movie is helmed by R.Balki and is based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of low-cost pads for women in rural areas. While Akshay and Radhika, who plays his wife in the movie have already shot for a couple of scenes in Indore, Sonam too will be joining the team shortly.
While we knew what characters Akshay and Radhika are playing, we were not sure about Sonam. Now, according to a leading daily, we finally have an answer.
Sonam will be playing a tabla player and has been practising for two months under the guidance of 28-year-old tabla player and percussionist Mukta Madan Raste.
Mukte confirmed the news and said, “Sonam has been learning how to play the tabla from me.”
An insider revealed to the daily, “As Sonam plays a tabla player in Padman, she is making time to learn the nuances of playing the instrument. Even while travelling, she takes a music book along and finds time to practise on her own. Mukta also has a small role in the film and she plays a sarangi player and trains Sonam, too.”
“It is noteworthy that she is learning an instrument for a film when she does not really need to. In any case, it takes anyone years to properly learn the instrument, ” a source said as Sonam will be one of the first top actresses to who will be shown playing an instrument (tabla) in the movie.