Sonu Sood on shooting with Chiranjeevi: He refused to hit me on screen, said people will curse him

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By: PTI | Mumbai |

December 19, 2020 5:20:13 pm





Sonu Sood said the makers of one other Telugu movie have modified the script in accordance to his new picture. (Photo: Sonu Sood/Instagram)

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has said filmmakers have began to method him with lead roles of their movies due to his philanthropic work for migrant employees through the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Earlier this 12 months, Sood, identified for movies like Dabangg, Jodhaa Akbar, and Simmba, catapulted to the nationwide highlight for his work in serving to migrants attain their houses through the lockdown.

During a digital session of We The Women on Friday, Sood opened up about how 2020 has modified his private {and professional} life, particularly his picture of an actor, who has beforehand performed villain in movies equivalent to Simmba, “R…Rajkumar and Arundhati.

“I am getting all hero roles now. I have got four-five brilliant scripts. Let’s hope… It’s new beginnings, new innings, it is a new pitch and it will be nice fun,” the actor said.

He recalled that through the shooting of his upcoming Telugu film Acharya, South famous person Chiranjeevi expressed reservations about hitting him for a scene, given his new discovered picture of a hero.

“We had been doing an motion sequence and Chiranjeevi sir said, ‘You being in the film is a big problem for us because I can’t hit you within the motion scene’. He said if he does that people will curse him.

“There was another sequence where he was placing his feet on me but that too was reshot,” Sood said.

The 47-year-old actor additionally revealed that the makers of one other Telugu movie have modified the script in accordance to his new picture, which means that he will have to shoot his parts once more.

During the lockdown, Sood had launched an initiative to assist reunite migrant employees who had been stranded in Mumbai with their households in distant corners of the nation.

He and his staff rolled out a toll-free quantity and a WhatsApp helpline to join with the employees after which prepare transportation – buses, trains and even chartered flights in addition to meals for the stranded migrants.

Sood believes that there was some power working behind him and guiding him through the lockdown interval.

“Blessings of my parents worked and I was able to connect with thousands of people. There was some kind of inner voice that made me do what I did. I didn’t know how I would do it but once we started, everything just happened,” he said.

Joining the actor within the session, titled The Men We Love, was Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna, who has additionally been working round the clock to assist the needy for the reason that pandemic hit India.

Khanna, sitting 1000’s of miles away in New York, launched a meals distribution drive Feed India that steadily reached hundreds of thousands throughout the nation.

“Catering corporations had been shutting down and so had been eating places, even I used to be supposed to open two eating places this 12 months.

“It was all affecting me. I wanted to do something we started in a small way. We put everything on the backburner and focused on this,” Khanna said.

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