Sonu Sood's history blues
After Jodhaa Akbar, Sonu Sood is now being deluged with period movies. Hiren Kotwani speaks to the actor.Updated: May 14, 2008, 19:28 IST
Sonu Sood is history. Since Jodhaa Akbar, the brawny actor is being offered only period films. Sood has shown an interest in two of the projects.
One will be Rashid Rangrez’s directorial debut, tentatively titled Baraat. It is set against the backdrop of the Jalianwala Baug massacre. Sood has been approached to play a man whose wedding party is caught unawares by General Dwyer’s battalion which blocks off all entry and exit points and then starts gunning for the hapless baraatis.
Another historical offer for Sood is Vinay Mudgil’s film, which revolves around a soldier of the Indian army that fought the Bangladesh Liberation war against Pakistan in 1971.
Hair raising story
Sood confirmed the news saying, “Yes, it’s true. But there are some details to be looked into, like the dates, before anything can be finalised. You need to do a lot of thinking before you commit to such projects. If you’re required to grow your hair for one, you cut it short to play a soldier in another.”
The actor began his career with Shaheed-e-Azam (2002), one of the many movies on the martyr Bhagat Singh. After six years he went back into the past with Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar love story.
Currently, he is shooting for Rajshri Production’s Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi with Isha Koppikar and UTV’s Dhoondte Rah Jaaoge with Soha Ali Khan. Both films are rooted in today’s times.