Sonu Sood reveals that while he was preparing for the Tamil language on his way to the audition, all he was asked to do was take off his shirt; and that is how he bagged his first movie.
Sonu had been giving a lot of auditions and he believed that he was doing a great job but apparently the filmmakers did not think the same, and Sonu did not have any projects.
Speaking to Neha Dhupia on #NoFilteraNeha, Sonu says “I’ll tell you ki mujhe jab first film milIa tha South ka, mere mother ne mujhe ek book diya tha ‘How to learn Tamil’ main raaste bhar padhta gaya. Paani ko tanni bolte hai, idhar aane ko yeh bolte hai, sab notes votes leke gaye. Toh Vijay Vauhini Studio tha wahan pe Chennai mein. Toh AD ne bola aap jake baithiye hum aate hai wahan pe. Toh main baithke akela thoda feel sa liya actor ka ki main kya acha lag raha hai yahan pe chair pe baithke yahan pe Zindagi shuru hone wali hai. (I will tell you when I got my first film – a south Indian film, my mom gifted me a book ‘How to learn Tamil’ and I was trying to mug up Tamil words for water, ‘come here’ and the likes on the way. I went to the studio and the AD asked me to sit alone. I started imagining that my life is all set to change).”
Sonu goes on to say that all he was asked to do at the audition was take off his shirt. He says “The director and the producer comes in and they say ki acha Sonu ji bahut acha, welcome to Chennai, aapki body-vody achi hai aap T-shirt utaar ke dekh sakte hai kya? Maine bola accha Sir utar sakte hai. Maine fatafat T-shirt utari, ha sir, acha hai, you are doing our movie, please. Toh maine bola ki picture mil gaya? Yes, Sir, mil gaya Sir. (They said ‘very good Sonu, you have a good body, can you take out your tshirt and show us?’ I was like, fine and I did. They said ‘good, you are doing our movie’. I was like ‘Did I get the movie?’ and they said, ‘yes, you got it’) I still remember, it was raining in Chennai that day and that was one day I can never forget.”
Sonu Sood had appeared in Tamil movie Kallazhagar in 1999 and was perhaps talking about the same.