Sonu Sood sees a cricketer in son Ayaan

Sonu Sood sees a cricketer in son Ayaan

We all know actor Sonu Sood for being the tall, dark and handsome man who is funny and athletic. The characters  he plays are sensitive and but also strong enough to beat up the bad men.  

But he truly made a mark when he worked with the kung fu master Jackie Chan in 'Kung Fu Yoga'. It was a special moment for him as well as he idealised  the star when he was younger.

Sonu says, "I've always been a huge fan of  Jackie Chan. As a kid, I used to watch his movies  and like the stunts he performed. And today, when I have done a movie with him and spent a year  travelling the globe with him, I genuinely feel blessed."

Working with Jackie Chan also taught Sonu discipline. "Learning stunts from him and his team included waking up at 5 am."

However, he admires the man when he is off-camera as well. Sonu adds, "Jackie Chan is one of the most humble person I have come across. He used to feed everyone with his own hands  - from spot boys, director to the actors. He never  felt that anyone was small around him and  he made sure that we felt special."

Though he isn't training under the expert anymore, Sonu still maintains his body. "I always try my best to  maintain a  balanced diet which is full of proteins like eggs, grains and lentils. I start my day with fruits, what flakes or muesli with fresh fruit juice along with an omelette  made with eight egg white."  

"Lunch includes a bowl of curd, dal, roti and subzi. I like to have a brown bread sandwich  for snacks and end the day with soups, salads, vegetables and chapatis. Most importantly, my fitness mantra is to not drink or smoke," he says.

The workout regime also includes  playing cricket with son Ayaan. "He is a cricket enthusiast and practices almost four to five hours. I believe that if he  continues practising like this, the country will soon see one of the most stylish batsmen," he exclaims, proudly.  

It's not just fitness that's his pastime. Sonu has a soft corner for South Indian movies as well. He says, "Since I started my career in South India, I do watch a lot of films. One of my all-time favourite movies is 'Arundhati'. That film got me  to the routes of all the  languages and was even called the 'Shlolay of South'. I'm glad that I played  a character in it."

Sonu recently finished filming for 'Kurukshetra', a film based on the Indian epic Mahabharat'. "Playing Arjuna is one of the many special experiences. The film has a  massive cast and it will be  available in mostly all the preferred languages," he explains.  

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