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Lion star Sunny Pawar’s second Hollywood film, Love Sonia, stars Richa Chadha

After Lion, young actor Sunny Pawar will now be seen in Love Sonia, an international project.

hollywood Updated: Mar 05, 2017 10:54 IST
Sneha Mahadevan
Mumbai, India - March 1, 2017: Eight-year-old Lion actor Sunny Pawar, who created waves at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, was greeted on his arrival in Mumbai.
Mumbai, India - March 1, 2017: Eight-year-old Lion actor Sunny Pawar, who created waves at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, was greeted on his arrival in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

When eight year old Sunny Pawar attended the 89th Academy Awards, every actor wanted to click a photograph with the young star. He shot to fame when he was chosen from about 2000 kids across India to play the role of the child actor in Oscar nominated film starring Dev Patel, Lion. After a roaring welcome back home, Sunny is ready to start work on his film – another Hollywood production starring Richa Chadha.

A source reveals, “Sunny’s portrayal of the young Saroo Brierley in Garth Davis’ Lion has gotten him a lot of adulation. He could barely speak English but his communication skills more than make up for it. Even before he got back to India from Los Angeles, he has announced his next project. He will be seen in Richa Chadha starrer Hollywood production, In Love Sonia.”

Richa plays the lead, Freida Pinto plays a supporting role and Demi Moore has a special appearance. The film is based on human and child trafficking and Sunny plays a pivotal role as one of the three kids. While most of the film has been completed in India and Hongkong, some patch work shots are yet to filmed.