Jackie Chan too cute for a vil­lain, says Sonu Sood

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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

PHOTO: AALOK SONI/HT

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

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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