"Doing many things first time onscreen"
Stepping into the much-hyped role of mafia don Dawood Ibrahim in Sanjay Gupta's "Shootout at
Wadala", Sonu Sood says the film will see him do many things for the first time onscreen.
The 38-year-old actor, who has recently begun shooting his part, said that a lot of research has gone into shaping his role and look in the film.
"I have been reading stuff on Dawood. I have sat for hours to discuss my look. A lot of homework has gone into preparing for the role. We have done so much of research for the character and the script, to get the right look.
"I have a moustache and the 70s-inspired costumes to get that period's look. There are a lot of things I am doing for the first time on screen," Sonu told PTI.
Vivek Oberoi was supposed to play Dawood's role in the film, but he had a fall-out with the director. "Shootout at Wadala", which dramatises the first registered encounter by Mumbai police where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead in 1982, also stars John Abraham and Anil Kapoor.
Police encounters is the crux of another upcoming film of Sonu's. The actor is on the right side of the law playing a cop in "Maximum", a film based on encounters in Mumbai between 2003 and 2008.
Directed by Kabeer Kaushik, the film also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Vinay Pathak. Sonu says this film gave him an inside view about the workings of a police department, as he spoke to a few
policemen to prepare for his role.