'Dabangg' has created a new benchmark: Sonu Sood


Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood believes that the success of his latest film "Dabangg" has set a new benchmark at the box office after "3 Idiots".

The film, in which Salman Khan plays a corrupt cop and Sonu a politician, has collected Rs.48.25 crore (gross) at the opening weekend. And trade pundits say it has beaten the initial earnings of Hindi cinema's highest grosser "3 Idiots".

"‘Dabangg’ has created a benchmark by breaking all the records and now I am sure every film will be compared with ‘Dabangg’," Sonu told reporters at Oberoi Mall Monday. He was here to promote Eco-friendly Ganesha.

"It’s an amazing experience to see ‘Dabangg’ doing so well. It’s all Ganapati’s blessings that the film got such a huge success."

The actor reveals he has garnered more compliments for his sculpted physique than his acting.

"I have got loads of compliments and more than acting people praised my physique so from now on I think every director would like to show off my bare body," said Sonu.

Sonu was earlier seen in films like "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" (2005), "Singh Is Kinng" (2008) and "Jodhaa Akbar" (2008).