“South saves me from not doing bad Hindi films,” Sonu Sood says
Sonu Sood is awaiting the release of his next film, Samrat Prithviraj, in which Akshay Kumar plays the lead role and Sonu plays the court poet of King Chand Bardai. In a recent interview, the actor opened up about why he works in South Indian movies, saying it keeps him from doing bad Bollywood movies.
The actor, who made his acting debut in the Tamil film Kallazhagar in 1999, has appeared in numerous Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films throughout his career, with his most recent appearance as the main antagonist Basava. in Chiranjeevi and Acharya of Ram Charan.
In an interview with a news website, the actor said, “I’ve always been picky with my screenplays, whether I’m doing Tamil, Telugu or Hindi films. Sud keeps me from not doing bad Hindi movies. Otherwise, there comes a phase where you think you’re making a movie just for the sake of being seen in a great movie. South helps me avoid doing that.
Sonu pointed out that people now need entertainment and a good movie will be watched regardless of the language it is produced in. “Mujhe fark nahi padta bhasha kya hai (I am not affected by the language), there must be entertainment, people must be entertained. You can be the biggest star, even if you are successful, but if you take people for granted and still believe they’ll go out, spend their hard-earned money to watch your movie, woh daur jaa chuka hai (that time has passed),” the actor said.
Samrat Prithviraj also stars former Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar making her Bollywood debut, as well as Sanjay Dutt, Manav Vij and Ashutosh Rana in key roles. The historical period drama from Yash Raj Films will be released on June 3.