My Favourite

Sonu Sood, Actor and Entrepreneur

From loving makki di roti and sarso da saag to breaking his leg playing cricket, actor and entrepreneur Sood is as desi as it gets

Favourite Movie

Amitabh Bachchan’s Deewaar is one of my favourites. The dialogues, the screenplay, the narrative, Mr Bachchan—everything was magical. In a small town like Moga in Punjab, where I grew up, movies are larger than life, and that movie made me think that if I had to do something, it had to be acting. It was my first step towards Bollywood.

Favourite book

I Am No Messiah, the book that Meena K. Iyer and I wrote together. It covered the last two years of experience we had and is very close to me. It is about a lot of people whom I connected with during the pandemic—while we lost a few, a few became family. The book is always going to be very special, because it came from personal experience.

Favourite sport

Cricket, of course. I have broken my leg playing cricket. It is one sport I love.

Favourite cuisine

Makki di roti and sarso da saag—typical Punjabi food.

Favourite travel destination

Lately, South Africa. I recently spent 40-45 days in South Africa for [TV show] Roadies and the whole journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town was very special. I look forward to going there again.