Bollywood actor Sonu Sood received a lot of appreciation for his performance in Salman Khan starrer Dabangg. His performance has caught the attention of several filmmakers. It seems that the actor has been successful in impressing the Hollywood directors too. Taiwanese American film director, Ang Lee of Hulk fame, has reportedly cast Sonu Sood in his next project.
The internationally acclaimed director is all set to make a film on Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel, ‘Life of Pi’. After playing the baddie Cheddi Singh, Sonu will now play the role of Pi’s father in this film by Ang Lee. The film is likely to start rolling in Pondicherry by next year.
The director has reportedly signed a 17-year-old newcomer from Delhi to play the role of the 16-year-old Piscine Molitor ‘Pi’ Patel, aka Pi. Sonu’s role in the film is the second most important one in the storyline.
Sonu received a call from Ang Lee himself after he had watched Sonu’s work. He wanted to meet the actor and they met at Taj Land’s End two weeks back. However, the only disadvantage is that Sonu looks too young to play the father of a 16-year-old boy. Moreover, the actor needs to lose his hard earned eight packs to play the ‘papa’ role.
The actor confirmed the news that he has met with Ang Lee for an important role in the movie based on ‘Life Of Pi’ but he was not prepared to disclose any more details.
Sonu was quoted saying that it was a huge privilege to meet a great filmmaker like Ang Lee, who is so humble.