Sonu Sood made a outstanding villain within the type of Chhedi Singh in Salman Khan’s cop drama, Dabangg. But do you know that Sood virtually had refused to take up the movie? Yes, you learn that! And we’re telling you this after listening to it straight from the horse’s mouth.
Soun Sood has revealed that he was not glad along with his character of Chhedi Singh and because of this had refused the supply made by director Abhinav Kashyap. The actor stated that he advised Abhinav he would do the movie provided that he have been allowed to rewrite his character. And voila! We bought Chhedi Singh.
But the method was not so simple as it appears. Sonu Sood opened up about what occurred between him and Salman Khan after he added a streak of comedy to Chhedi Singh. Speaking at India Today e-Mind Rocks 2020, Sood stated, “I almost said no to Dabangg. Abhinav Kashyap told me that he has written this role of Chhedi Singh for me, and I told him I don’t like this role. I told him I will be a part of this film only if you let me rewrite my role. So I added a bit of a comedy streak in the character and said you can run it by Salman. But when Salman heard it he didn’t like the comedy angle.”
Sonu Sood additional went on to elaborate Salman Khan’s response to the entire change. “He said, ‘Sonu you are a tough guy and if you do comedy the whole scene will go.’ So I enacted a scene in front of him, and he smiled after it, but he was still not convinced. So then I said, ‘Salman if you can laugh, the whole country will laugh at it too. Finally, when the first trial of the film happened at Film City, Salman came to me and told me ‘Sonu you were right. Chhedi Singh has worked.’ So my writing skill also helped me conceive the character.”
Well, no matter went into the making, we definitely are glad to have gotten Chulbul Pandey and Chhedi Singh out of the primary instalment of Salman Khan’s most cherished cop drama.