August 7, 2010 03:59:01 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
When Salman Khan stands tall, it is difficult for most of the co-stars to get much rolling for them. It has been seen in the past as well as present where Salman's charm has dominated proceedings from first till the last frame of a film. This is why when Sonu Sood was offered the role of Cheddi Singh who would be the prime antagonist in DABANGG, he had to be doubly sure about the meat in his role.
After all DABANNG is an out and out Khan affair with Salman in the central role and Arbaaz Khan as the producer. Due to the entire family coming together to make this film, wasn't Sonu ever bothered about the fact that he may be over shadowed?
"I totally trusted the team when I came on board", says Sonu in all the right earnest, "Also, it was made quite clear to me that the role of Cheddi Singh is right opposite to that of Chulbul Pandey which is played by Salman Khan. We both react to each other and the situations. It is a very parallel track and we are opposite each other. Once I started shooting, it was further reconfirmed that I had a meaty role."
He did ensure even at the beginning of the shoot if he would actually get good enough screen space to leave a mark.
"That's right, I spoke to Arbaaz about whatever doubts that I had. He was very sweet and giving me a patient hearing and clarifying all my doubts", adds Sonu.
Set in Uttar Pradesh, DABANGG is the story of a corrupt police officer Chulbul Pandey and highlights the flaws and loopholes in the system. The film primarily deals with the unlawful practices in the states of UP and Bihar and releases all over this Eid i.e. 10th September.