I had the bless­ings of my par­ents with me to reach

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Ac­tor Sonu Sood (left) has come a long way from mak­ing his de­but in a Tamil movie in 1999, to work­ing op­po­site Jackie Chan in his lat­est film.

When ask­ing about sur­viv­ing in the in­dus­try, Sonu said, “To sur­vive here phys­i­cally and men­tally is not easy. Be­cause you don’t know any­one here, and ev­ery­thing is new to you. You just have to keep on. It is like stay­ing un­der­wa­ter. How long you can hold your breath is im­por­tant.”

Sonu, who played the an­tag­o­nist in Ab­hi­nav Kashyap’s Da­bangg (2010) which brought him sev­eral ac­co­lades, says he had the bless­ings of his par­ents to sur­vive. “It is mad­den­ing. But I think it also makes you tougher. I had the bless­ings of my par­ents with me to reach where I am,” he said.

The 43-year-old ac­tor is cur­rently gear­ing up for the re­lease of his lat­est film Kung Fu Yoga that also stars Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Jackie Chan. The 62-yearold in­ter­na­tional star re­cently vis­ited In­dia as part of the film's pro­mo­tions.

“When Jackie came here, I said give those ten­twelve hours to me, I'll give you the most mem­o­rable trip of your life. We were run­ning around, and pro­mot­ing the film,” said Sonu adding, “When he was leav­ing, he held my hands and said 'Thank you so much'. He thor­oughly en­joyed the trip.”

Sonu was im­pressed with Chan’s ded­i­ca­tion. “Some­times he might say his legs, hands are pain­ing but as soon as the cam­era rolls, he is jump­ing from one cor­ner to another, per­form­ing all the stunts. That's what he is. An un­beat­able guy who never gets tired. I learnt love for cinema and the craft from him.”

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