Sonu Sood has been cast as the male lead opposite Alexandra Maria Lara, who played the female lead opposite Tim Roth in legendary Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola's latest film Youth Without Youth. This is the first time that an Indian actor gets to play the lead with such a major Hollywood heroine.
Sonu Sood and his American co-star currently sharing extremely warm vibes in Dubai where they're shooting for Ali Mustafa's City Of Life. The pair is said to have plenty of love-making scenes to do.
But Sood denies them. "After Sheesha, where I had torrid scenes with Neha Dhupia, I took a conscious decision to avoid love and smooching scenes. I'm a married man with a growing son who asks me questions. I'd rather have a conservative image. I'm done with my wild days," says Sood who before marriage had a series of colourful relationships including a much-publicized one with Southern star Simran.
Sood has apparently told the producers of his first English language film to keep his relationship with his American co-star chaste. A hard act to abandon after Alexandra's torrid act with Tim Roth in her first film.
Shooting in Dubai, there's a major communication problem between Sonu Sood and his American co-star Alexandria who play an Indian and Romanian respectively in Sood's first English-language film.
"But it's not actually an English-language film," says Sood from Dubai ."Because I play an Indian taxi driver and Alexandria plays Romanian. And we both speak in our respective languages in the film and communicate in broken English.'
Communication gaps are not alien to Sood. He has recently done a Telugu film with a co-star who didn't follow a word of Hindi. The film is breaking records all over Andhra Pradesh.
"The leading lady Anushka and I had earlier starred in the Telugu version of Dhoom. It was called Super and I played John Abraham's role. Now after Arundhati we're much in demand as a pair. I'd love to do the Hindi version of Arundhati."