Renowned for the charity work doing during the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown, Sonu Sood has shared that the types of roles coming his way have changed. Sood became popular playing a villain in Hindi cinema, however has become a hero in real life for many as he organised transport and resources for stranded migrant workers to help them reach home during the current pandemic.
When asked how he wanted to take forward his career in Hindi cinema, DNA India reports the actor telling the Indo-Asian News Service, “The kind of roles that have been offered are different. They are larger than life, and real-life hero roles. Things that I have done in real life, they are trying to put that in my scripts, too, which is different. I have to make sure that I live up to the expectations and do justice with whatever I do. There is a huge amount of responsibility. I came to the city to become an actor, and I will keep on doing what I enjoy the most. There will be new roles and some new stories.”
Currently, Sood is hosting ‘Bharat Ke Mahaveer’, a series that brings stories which represent the spirit of solidarity in the country and celebrates Indians who have shown extraordinary kindness during the coronavirus pandemic. Talking about his decision to be part of the series, the actor said, “I wanted to connect with every single individual who did something during these tough times for a common man? I wanted to understand how the whole drive started. And it was very inspiring and a great learning experience.”
The series airs on Discovery Channel and Discovery+ app, in partnership between the United Nations in India and NITI Aayog.