Sonu Sood explains that he has always been picky about scripts, regardless of language, and that working in south Indian films allows him to avoid films that he would have done just to be seen.
Sonu Sood has stated that working in south Indian films keeps him away from “bad Hindi films.” Sonu began his film career in 1999 with the Tamil films Kallazhagar and Nenjinile. Before making his Hindi film debut with Shaheed E Azam in 2002, he appeared as the antagonist in the Telugu films Hands Up and Majunu.
Sonu is currently preparing for Samrat Prithviraj’s release. He plays poet Chand Bardai in the film, which also stars Akshay Kumar as King Prithviraj. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Manushi Chhillar, who makes her debut as Miss World 2017. On June 3, the film will open in theatres.
“I have always been picky with my scripts, whether I do Tamil, Telugu, or Hindi films,” Sonu told Indian Express. I don’t make bad Hindi movies because of South. Otherwise, you’ll go through a phase where you believe you’re doing a film just to be seen in a big film. South assists me in refraining from doing so.”
Sonu was most recently seen as the antagonist in the Telugu film Acharya. The film starred Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan. Sonu will next be seen in Samrat Prithviraj, directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Prithviraj was the previous title of the film. Following Karni Sena protests, Yash Raj Films decided to change the film’s title.
Sonu recently told PTI about his role in Prithviraj, “When we used to listen to stories of Chand Bardai, we would feel very inspired.” I never imagined I’d get the chance to play Chand Bardai in a film. I wish my mother was still alive to witness this because she would have known whether I did it correctly or not.”
Sonu is also working on Babu Yogeswaran’s Tamil film Thamilarasan.