Actor Sonu Sood, who will be essaying the role of Dawood Ibrahim in upcoming film Shootout At Wadala, has expressed desire to enter the den of the underworld don, just to get into the character.
Directed by Sanjay Gupta, Shootout At Wadala is a prequel to his 2007 film Shootout At Lokhandwala. The second instalment looks at dramatising the first registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead in 1982 at Wadala.
Bollywood has always remained sort of 'obsessed' with Dawood and is evident from the characters based on him essayed by actors like Ajay Devgan in Company, Randeep Hooda in D, Vijay Maurya in Black Friday and others.
Sonu says he would not leave any stone unturned to give justice to the don's character. "I have read books...read articles, I am doing my homework. The director is also providing inputs. I want to go and visit the place where he (Dawood) was brought up and meet people over there. I might go there. Right now I am busy with Maximum once we are done with this film, I would love to go and see couple of people who were associated with him over there," Sood told PTI in an interview.
Dawood, son of a policeman from Dongri, has been declared as a global terrorist as he is believed to have masterminded the 1993 serial bomb blasts and said to have played an important role in the 26/11 terror strikes.
The upcoming film based on Dongri To Dubai, a book by Hussain Zaidi, deals with the rise of Dawood in the underworld and his rivalry with Manya Surve. It talks about the death of Dawood's brother Shabbir and the encounter of Manya Surve reportedly orchestrated by Dawood.