Sonali Bendre's Bollywood comeback

India News Bulletin Desk
Sonali Bendre
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Actress Sonali Bendre has confirmed her comeback on the big screen after almost ten years with a role in Akshay Kumar-starrer Once Upon a Time Again.

The upcoming film is a sequel to 2010’s hit film - Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. It is directed by Milan Lutharia of the Dirty Picture fame and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor.

The film will feature Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan in lead roles while Bendre, Goldie Behl’s wife, will play a special role Mumtaz created with her in mind.

Once Upon a Time Again, also called  Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2 is set for a release in 2013. The film brings together Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha for the forth time. Previously, they were seen together in action film Rowdy Rathore and fantasy film Joker. Sinha will also appear in a brief role on Kumar's upcoming film Oh My God! which will release in September 2012.

Sonali Bendre's last Bollywood role was in 2003 when she played the character of Dr. Priya in Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta's blockbuster film Kal Ho Na Ho. She was also seen in a Telugu film Shankar Dada MBBS in 2004 and a brief appearance in a Marathi play titled Aga Bai Arrecha! before taking a break from acting.

37-year-old Bendre began her acting career in 1994 with a role in the film Aag opposite Govinda. She then went on to act in many successful Bollywood films such as Bombay and Zakhm early in her career.

She has also been part of top Bollywood projects such as Hum Saath Saath Hai, Sarfarosh and Dil Hi Dil Mein, remake of Tamil film Kadhalar Dinam which too featured Bendre in the lead role.

She has also acted in several Telugu, Marathi and Tamil films.

Sonali Bendre married Bollywood director Goldie Behl in 2002. Although she has been away from the big screens for nearly ten years, Sonali Bendre is still active in the Bollywood social circuits and has also hosted several television shows and Film Awards nights. 

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