Calling this phase as his “second run”, Sonu Sood recently explained how people doubted him for giving his nod to South Indian films and rejecting Hindi films as a result, calling himself picky about his scripts.
“South keeps me away from making bad Hindi movies. Otherwise there comes a phase where you think you’re making a movie just to be seen in a big movie. South helps me get away from that phase” , he said in an interview with Indian Express.
He felt he was unaffected by his choices because “there has to be entertainment”. “People need to be entertained. If you take the audience for granted and still believe that they will spend their money to watch your movie, that the movie has a big star, those days are over,” he added.
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The actor also said that after the COVID pandemic (i.e. when his philanthropic work made the news), he was offered positive roles and he is happy about them. “I was shooting a film where the directors had to adjust the script and redo the sequences because they thought the audience would be bored. There was also a case where a co-actor, who had to pull me by the collar, refused to to do so because he also felt a negative response from the public,” he said.
The actor is set to appear in Akshay Kumar’s starring ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, which will be released on June 3. Directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Sonu will play Chand Bardai in the 12th century biopic of King Prithviraj Chauhan.
In his last South Indian film appearance, the actor played a negative role in Chiranjeevi’s starring ‘Acharya’. Directed by Koratala Siva, the film failed to put in many box office numbers and was declared a commercial failure.