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Sonu Sood: I am fulfilling my dad's dream


Sonu Sood has finally fulfilled his dad Shakti Sood’s dream. The actor, who is playing one of the lead roles in filmmaker JP Dutta’s upcoming film Paltan, reveals that it was his dad’s dream to get into the army. 
“I have always wanted to play a soldier on-screen, because my dad wanted to be one [in real life]. I remember when I met JP Dutta eight or nine years back, he had promised that whenever he makes an army film, he will definitely cast me. When I told this to my dad, who was alive at that time, he said ‘I would love to watch that film because since I couldn’t, I would love to see you in that uniform’. I wish he could see me don that uniform today,” says Sonu, who was in Delhi recently.
The 44-year-old, who made his debut in Bollywood with the 2002 film Shaheed-E-Azam, reveals that it was actually Dutta’s film LOC Kargil (2003) that was supposed to be his first film.
“I was supposed to debut with a JP Dutta film. I was about to start LOC, but then I had also signed the film in which I played Bhagat Singh. The shooting was happening in Punjab, but since I had started shooting for Shaheed-E-Azam, I had to miss out on working with him. When we finally met on the sets of Paltan, Dutta told me ‘it’s destiny that we have come back’.”
Sonu reveals the toughest part of the shoot so far in Ladakh. “We have been shooting there for many days now. But we were there at 18,000 ft, where there was no oxygen!”