Sonu Sood who has worked with the biggest filmmakers through the course of his 19-year career, signed Manikarnika because he believed in the script, in his role, and in director Krrish’s vision. However, the recent turn of events has left the actor upset. Says a source close to the actor, “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, has 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”.
Adds the source, “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, “Sonu has always been a thorough professional and honored all his commitments. He had informed the makers of Manikarnika about his dates and schedule well in advance. Inconveniencing the team of his current film, to accommodate the demands of another are against his professional principles. Sonu has taken the higher road ahead and wishes the team of Manikarnika all the best.”