The super hot SONU SOOD’s cool style quotient and screen presence undoubtedly gets the mercury levels soaring high. No wonder, he has the women swooning over him wherever he goes. Sharbani Mukherjee catches up with this versatile actor, and finds out more
You don’t come from a filmi background. How has your journey to Bollywood been? I hail from a small town of Moga in Punjab. I have always heard that it is tough for an outsider to make a mark. The only thing I had to do was believe in myself and my dreams and work hard. I think it was my parent’s prayers which worked for me and made it easier. I’m sure that with their blessings, I’ll find a way always.
You started your career down South. How different has Bollywood been? South has been my learning ground. My understanding of cinema developed there and it helped me in Bollywood. I feel that the journey of any actor is very tough. It’s about surviving. It is like how long you can hold your breath underwater. You’ll be a strong and successful person if you survive that phase of your life.
An engineer, actor, a producer and now, an entrepreneur. How has the transition been? Business is in my blood. My dad was a businessman. I used to accompany him to the showroom and deal with the customers one-on-one. I think it’s all in your genes. So it was bound to come one day. While shooting my first film, my co-actors Sharman Joshi and Samir Soni had predicted that I’ll be a producer one day.
Are you keen on directing soon? I still have a lot to achieve as an actor and a producer. Whoever I’ve worked with till date, be it actors or directors, have always felt that I’ll definitely direct a film one day. I hope so too.
How was it working with Jackie Chan? Jackie has been one of the most humble and grounded actors I’ve come across. He is very genuine and sincere to his craft. He has this special ability to learn and impart his knowledge about cinema to his co-stars. I think the time that I’ve spent with him has been a learning experience for me as an actor. I hope that we work again soon.
You are producing a biopic on PV Sindhu. Will you go on to make another biopic? The production process has started. We’ve got the rights and the scripting process is on. I think her journey needs to be brought into focus and that itself will be an inspiration to many aspiring sportspersons especially girls. About making another, biopic, I think yes. It’s just that sometimes you connect with someone and get so inspired that you want to make a film.