Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


‘The rejections I faced made me stronger’


Issue Date 24 - 30 Dec, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The rejections I faced made me stronger

He may be known for his beefy built and six-pack abs, but the first thing that strikes one about Sonu Sood is his humility. He has always been the same, ever since he made his Bollywood debut as Bhagat Singh in Shaheed-E-Azam (2002). Though he won recognition for his portrayal of a political goon in Mani Ratnam's Yuva (2004), Sonu's struggle in Bollywood was far from over. In fact, he calls Dabangg the turning point in his career, as it opened new avenues for him. The actor has now turned producer with his latest release, horror comedy Tutak Tutak Tutiya in which he has also acted alongside Prabhudheva and Tamannaah Bhatiya. Sharing his pre-Bollywood days, the qualified engineer said, “I was never a filmi guy. I was a serious student, who wanted to score well and make my parents proud. But destiny brings you where you belong.” Sharing about his struggling days he said that he wouldn’t want anyone to go through what he went through. “I would consider it an achievement, if I can bring about a change in someone's life by giving them a break in the industry. When I see a newcomer, I remember myself from years ago,” he revealed and added, “I came to Mumbai with the intention of landing a break within a year, but before I knew it, three-four years had passed. Finally, I bagged a commercial that required me to simply stand in a group, along with 19 others. They paid me Rs. 2,000 per day. The struggle was a learning experience and the rejections I faced made me stronger.”





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