Be it a parallel lead or the role of an antagonist, T-town always looks up to the man with the six-pack — Sonu Sood. ”
There are directors and producers who don’t start their film, till I’m free to shoot. So you can say it’s ‘negatively positive’ for me. Some of them even wait for months. Though it took seven to eight years for me to get here, I feel it’s extremely rewarding,” quips the actor, who has got two big films in his kitty.
His latest film, “Bbuddah… Hoga Tera Baap” is the talk of the town, thanks to the dumdaar promos featuring Amitabh Bachchan. Since the film is director Puri Jagannath’s debut in Bollywood, it was expected that Sonu would play a pivotal part in the movie. “Not only is Puri a great director, he is also a good friend. When it comes to cinema, his sensibilities are ‘global’. He does stuff which appeals to people across all sections,” says the actor, who plays a cop in the film. “If ever Puri was in doubt about anything, he always had me to help him out. Or as a matter of fact, Mr Bachchan, who is such a professional.”
It was during the shooting of “Bbuddah…” that Sonu got inspired to purchase the mean machine — a 1600 CC Harley Davidson bike. “I would see Mr Bachchan riding around on the bike. When I was in college I used to zip around on a bike and after I joined showbiz, I always wanted to own one. Mr Bachchan inspired me to get one myself,” confesses the actor. Meanwhile, his hectic shooting schedule has prevented him from vrooming on city roads on his new machine. “I’m shooting for ” Kandireega”. Then I’ll be going abroad for an outdoor schedule.”
The past few days, the spotlight however, has been on two of his films “Dabangg” and “Rana” starring Rajinikanth. “Dabangg” made news for winning a National Award, in the best entertaining film category, a move which was slammed by purists. “I was over the moon when I got to know that “Dabangg” has won a National Award. What people say is of no consequence. They are just bitter. The fact that the film was super successful is an award itself,” says Sonu.
Meanwhile there is a huge question mark over the much talked about Rajini flick, “Rana”. Ever since the shooting began, the superstar has been ill, prompting rumors that the movie would be shelved. “That’s just rubbish,” says the actor. “The movie is very much on. Rajini sir is doing much better now. I think people should chill out and stop spreading such rumors. Once Rajini sir returns, we’ll start shooting,” he clarifies.
Sonu is now looking forward to going back home and treating his family and friends to nice long rides. ” Salman Khan is a bike enthusiast. He knows I’ve bought a new two wheeler. Once I get back to Mumbai and when time permits, we’ll hit the roads at night. My son however, wants me to drop him to school on the new bike, because he wants his friends to see it,” says the actor before signing off. TOI