Jackie Chan too cute for a villain, says Sonu Sood
Actor Sonu Sood says it will be difficult to accept his Kung Fu Yoga co-star Jackie Chan as an antagonist because he is very cute.
“We have always seen Jackie Chan play the good guy. He is a great actor and I am sure he will play the role of the antagonist with full conviction. But he is so cute that it is difficult for us to accept him in a negative role,” Sonu said.
Sonu otherwise believes that Chan can play any part, and is in awe of the effort the actor puts in for his films.
“Kung Fu Yoga was a great experience, especially working with Jackie Chan, whose films I have grown up watching. He is a very humble guy, and focused. Working with him was a life-changing experience for me,” he said.
Sonu says language wasn’t a barrier while working on Kung Fu Yoga with Chan as most of his dialogues were in English. He also says Chan was impressed by his diet.
“Both Jackie Chan and I are into fitness, but I keep a strong check on my diet, which impressed Jackie. He said, ‘After seeing you, I realized that Indians are so fit and very particular about their diet. After meeting you, my whole perception towards Indian fitness has changed’,” he said.
Sonu says if he could play a part from any of Chan’s films from over the years, it would be Police Story (1985) and Who Am I (1998).
On what’s next for the actor, he says, “I have been shooting for the past one month in Ladakh for JP Dutta’s film Paltan. It’s a great action movie and I am enjoying it here. I am also shooting for Manikarnika along with Kangana Ranaut. Then, I have two home productions lined up — one of which is a biopic on shuttler PV Sindhu and the other film is based in Uttar Pradesh,” he says.
We have always seen Jackie Chan play the good guy. I am sure he will play the antagonist with conviction SONU SOOD, ACTOR
Sonu Sood (above) says that Jackie Chan (right) is in awe of Indians’ attitude towards fitness, after he noticed Sonu’s strict diet and exercise regime