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Being fit is a part of my life

It has been a good year for Sonu Sood, with his latest film Happy New Year going on to become one of the biggest BO grossers of 2014. And now
21 Dec 2014 17:34
Being fit is a part of my life

It has been a good year for Sonu Sood, with his latest film Happy New Year going on to become one of the biggest BO grossers of 2014. And now that he has worked with all the big names including Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, Sonu seems to be in a happy space.

He admits to being lucky one to have been able to share the screen space with these biggies. In the city recently, Sonu opened up about his fitness fundas, style quotient, his connect with Gujart and more in an interview with AT. Excerpts:

This is your second visit in a quick succession to Gujarat.

Yes, I like coming here. Every time I have visited Gujarat, it has been a great experience. The people here are very warm and the food is simply superb. I recently met Shah Rukh Khan at an event, and we were talking about our last visit to Gujarat when we came here to promote Happy New Year, and he said how he also enjoys coming here all the time. It’s a great place to visit.

Talking about SRK, you have now shared screen with all mega stars of Bollywood. So how do you summarize your journey till now?

It’s been great working with all these big names. You know, the bigger the stars the more grounded they are and I have learnt that from them.

And you have been a part of a number of movies with an ensemble cast. So how is it different from doing a solo film?

It is different in the sense that a solo film brings more responsibility on your shoulders.

You have to face everything that comes your way, be it success or failure. An ensemble cast means that responsibility is shared amongst everyone.

But you still have to work equally hard and give your all. That’s what I have followed. Even when I do ensemble films I work just as hard as I would in a solo film.

You have been flaunting your physique quite a bit recently. How do you manage to keep so fit? (Sonu coyly confessed to doing as many as 2000 crunches everyday)

Being fit is a normal part of my life. Like everybody gets up in the morning and do the morning chores, I exercise and try to keep fit. And I am in a profession that requires me to be fit and have a healthy body. For me, it’s more like a healthy habit than trying to maintain a chiseled physique. Even when I was in college, I would always hit the gym, go for runs and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That’s what I am doing right now.

 

We hear that you also write your own dialogues for your films sometimes?

(Laughs) I do that a lot of the times. But I won’t divulge too many of them, my dialogue writers and the directors will get angry. But yea, it just happens. I wrote a lot of the dialogues in Dabangg. ‘Hum tum mein itne ched karenge…’ was written by me. But I don’t take dialogue writing too seriously, it’s a fun habit and it just happens.

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