Sonu Sood has been all over the news recently following his reported exit from his upcoming film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’. While there is no denying that the recent turn of events must have left the actor upset, here is what source close to the actor has to say on this.
“Sonu, who is currently working on Rohit Shetty’s ‘Simmba’, was recently asked to reshoot portions for Manikarnika by co-star Kangana Ranaut. With a change in the team, the script and the roles too have undergone changes at the very last minute. Sonu, who is currently sporting a beard for ‘Simmba’, was been asked to clean shave for his role in ‘Manikarnika’. While the actor was open to shooting a few scenes for the film and work around the clock to accommodate this request, he suggested filming the portions that required him to be clean shaved post his ‘Simmba’ schedule,” source explained.
Elaborating further, the source added, “Sonu has always been very committed to all his projects and does what is required for his films. He could not accommodate the new dates and redo his look for ‘Manikarnika’, as he wasn’t informed about it earlier. While he does understand the issues the makers of ‘Manikarnika’ are facing, it would be unacceptable for any actor to reshoot portions and new scenes, owing to a change in director, the script and the role at the very last minute.”
When contacted said the actor’s spokesperson, he said, “Sonu has always been a thorough professional and honoured all his commitments. He had informed the makers of ‘Manikarnika’ about his dates and schedule well in advance. Causing inconvenience to the team of his current film, to accommodate the demands of another is against his professional principles. Sonu has taken the higher road ahead and wishes the team of ‘Manikarnika’ all the best.”