July 30, 2020 (Mumbai)Sonu Sood, who celebrates his 47th birthday on Thursday recalled his first-ever birthday after arriving in Mumbai to pursue his career in acting, decades ago.
In an interview given to Times of India, the actor said, ‘’ I remember when I came to Mumbai on 25th or 26th of July in 1997/98. On my birthday then, I didn’t know a single soul in the city and there was nobody with whom I could have celebrated. ‘’
‘’I remember sitting alone at a bridge in Lokhandvala in the middle of the night. At 12’o clock my family called to wish me. They asked me if I could know anyone in the city and I said, I don’t have friends here. I had tears in my eyes that this city is so big and has so many people, and there’s no to wish you or celebrate your birthday,’’ he further said.
The Simmba actor said he learned a lesson that day and decided to work so hard that the whole world will celebrate his birthday.
Sonu worked in many Telegu and Tamil films before making his way into Bollywood. He made his breakthrough in Hindi films with Shaheed-E-Azam in 2002, in which played the character of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. He has part of several Bollywood films such as Yuva, Jodhaa Akbar, Singh is King, Dabangg, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Happy New Year and Paltan.
During the coronavirus outbreak, the actor was at the forefront of welfare activities, arranging special buses and flights for local migrants and Indian citizens who were stuck abroad.