Injured Sonu Sood replaced in ‘Zanjeer’


The actor Sonu Sood recently got injured. He is a cricket enthusiast and plays the game quite well. He dons the jersey of Sohail Khan’s team Mumbai Heroes and plays in the Celebrity Cricket League. Like most of his team members he was playing the games in between his shooting schedules. The all rounder was playing a CCL match in Dubai this Saturday when he got seriously injured. The actor with fractured leg was flown to Mumbai and was admitted to the Kokaliben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. He went through a surgery on 25th February 2013 and will be in rest for at least a month and half.

The injury of the actor has also jeopardized the shoot of the films in which he was involved. At present Sonu was working in Apoorva Lakhia’s remake of ‘Zanjeer’ and Prabhu Deva’s ‘Rambo Rajkumar’.

The injury of Sonu has worst affected the film ‘Zanjeer’. Sonu was supposed to play the role of Sher Khan in the movie and shooting was supposed to start as soon as he returned from his Dubai match. Now it cannot proceed. But the other two lead actors of the movie Ramcharan Teja and desi girl Priyanka Chopra are extremely busy and rescheduling of the shooting would certainly create date problems.

Earlier Apoorva had relocated the shooting spot of the film to Mumbai on the aftermath of the twin blast in Hyedrabad, so that the shooting schedule doesn’t get disturbed.

A source from the ‘Zanjeer’ team had similarly stated earlier, “We couldn’t let our shoot be cancelled. Apoorva has re-shuffled the schedule. Scenes requiring Sonu will be done later. Both Ram and Priyanka are extremely busy actors. To waste their dates would amount to big losses.”

But it seems a wait of 90 days was too much for Apporva Lakhia and he is now forced to take the decision of removing Sonu Sood from the project. Speaking about the replacement and Sonu’s reaction to it, a close source said, “Apparently, Sonu was completely agreeable to the replacement idea. Apu (Apoorva Lakhia) is taking Ramcharan Teja’s help to find a major replacement. Ram will speak to one of his A-lister colleagues to step into the picture.”

On the other hand Prabhu Deva commented, “We’ll shoot with Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. Sonu Sood can join us later. It isn’t such an insurmountable problem. These things happen in this line of work all the time.”

We wish Sonu Sood a fast recovery.


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