Tamil cinema is my first love: Sonu Sood

Tamil cinema is my  first love: Sonu Sood

Tamil cinema is my first love: Sonu Sood

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Sonu Sood was in Vadapalani recently for the shoot of Thamilarasan, being directed by Babu Yogeswaran. In between takes, the actor spoke to us about his love for Chennai, being a part of multilingual projects and his biopic on badminton star PV Sindhu…
You’re a part of a Tamil film after a gap of about three years…
Tamil cinema is always very special for me. I first faced the camera for the Tamil film, Kallazhagar. I still remember those days. I was put up in a two-room hotel in Vadapalani and even though I was a newbie, I was given the only air-conditioned room available there. I used to roam around the streets of Vadapalani then, and I have quite a few fond memories of those days. And then, I got busy with films in other languages and didn’t get time to go looking for good roles in Tamil films. But when this offer to be a part of this Vijay Antony-starrer Thamilarasan came to me, I didn’t want to miss it and decided to get back to my first love, Tamil films.
Kollywood has this fascination for Bollywood villains…
I would say that irrespective of language barriers, these various platforms have become one. Bollywood has always had good technicians from the south. Only now, the numbers are far more. Also, actors have been working across industries for many years now. While I was busy down south, many used to appreciate me for the way I planned my career, or balanced my work across south and Bollywood. But the fact is that the industry has accepted me with open arms. Bollywood actors are loved in Tamil Nadu.
What will you be doing in Devi 2?
When I decided to get into production, I wanted to ensure that I create a benchmark for all the producers. I wanted to work with people who are technically sound and whom I trust. I have worked with Prabhudheva as an actor and I know him as a director, too. He’s like my brother. AL Vijay is a brilliant technician and a great person. So more than the genre, horror, I looked at the people behind it and decided to make Devi.
I wanted to ensure that everyone was treated equally, enjoyed the process and had a great time while working in the film. Though a newbie, I think I succeeded in that part. As a producer, I want everyone who has worked with me to come back and ask me when I’m going to make my next movie. Though I’m not producing Devi 2, I’m doing an extended cameo in it.
Your role in Thamilarasan…
I play a cop in the film, a cop with a mission. The character has various layers and has both negative and positive streaks. Apart from mass-ey action sequences, the film has its unique action moments. The plot is nice and is an edge-of-the-seat thriller that keeps you occupied throughout. As the story unfolds, I’m sure it will keep the audience intact on their seats for long.

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