I MISS MY MOM AND DAD: SONU
The actor talks about how he used to celebrate his birthdays when his parents were alive My parents really made sure that it was a special day for me. They used to plan a lot of things. I think my memories of celebrating it as a child will always be speci
Actor Sonu Sood (left), who turns 43 today, says ever since his parents’ death, his birthday celebrations have been no gala affairs. “I miss my mom and dad. They brought me into this world and I wish they were with me on my birthday. So, I don’t celebrate it much. I’d go out with my family and my close ones, who have been by my side through the years. But I am not the one who will throw parties on his birthday,” says Sonu.
Born in Moga, Punjab, in 1974, Sonu moved to Nagpur to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. For his admission, he got a bike as birthday gift from his father. “That one birthday will always be special,” he says. In the past, Sonu says, his friends used to be more excited about his birthday than him as there used to be lavish parties. He says, “My parents really made sure that it was a special day for me. They used to plan a lot of things. I think my memories of celebrating it as a child will always be special.”
Having made his debut in 2000, Sonu admits he never thought that he would survive in the industry for so long. “I am very shy by nature. When I came to Mumbai, I had no idea that I would be able to survive or do so many films. But for an outsider to do more than 70-80 films in different languages is a big deal. I remember, in 2009, I had said in an interview, ‘who knows I might work with Jackie Chan one day’. Seven years later I actually did. That’s what I mean. I never had formal training in this field, but I was always ready to learn and work hard. However, my mom used to say, I still have ‘miles to go before I sleep,’” he says.