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Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Jackie Chan was looking for India’s fittest actor, my name came on top: Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood shares that Jackie Chan felt really special during his recent India tour; also says that his fitness was the reason he was chosen for Kung Fu Yoga.

bollywood Updated: Feb 07, 2017 15:52 IST

Actor Sonu Sood is happy with the response Kung Fu Yoga is garnering in India. The 43 year-old actor says, it was a huge effort to get superstar Jackie Chan to India for the film’s promotion. And he is content with the end result.

“When we were shooting the film, I had discussed with Jackie and Stanley Tong (director) that we must promote the film in India. But when the time came, I realised how tough it was to bring him and his team here in a chartered flight from Beijing. Then, there were events to attend and of course, I had the whole industry waiting to meet Jackie. To do this for a Hindi film, it takes five days but we only had 10 hours,” he elucidates.

Sonu says, the Chinese actor totally enjoyed his stay here. “While, I was driving him to the Film City, every time there was a green signal, he used to get excited and say, ‘Oh finally we have a green signal, let’s go’. He also kept on telling me that let’s leave his whole entourage (that was following him) behind and zoom ahead,” Sonu recalls. He says even though Jackie was starving during the promotion but he never complained. “Just before flying back, he held my hands and said Sonu we have promoted the film around the globe but India was the most special,” he says.

The actor, who plays villain, Randall, credits his fitness for being chosen for the film: “When I landed on the sets. I asked Jackie why I was chosen for the role. He said that when they were searching for the fittest actors in Bollywood, my name came at the top.”

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