I had the blessings of my parents with me to reach
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.”