Mumbai: Sonu Sood is currently shooting for Jackie Chan’s forthcoming Hollywood film, Kung Fu Yoga, being directed by Stanley Tong.
The fitness enthusiast, who plays a royal character in his debut English venture, learnt horse riding for the movie. The actor shares screen space with a horse and falcon belonging to the UAE royal family.
Sonu says, “It was tough riding a horse striding across the hot sands, with the powerful and heavy falcon, perched on my hand. That is my introductory scene in the film. Both animals belong to the UAE royal family.”
“I can stand on a horse and ride now. I learned horse riding during Jodhaa Akbar. Stanley thought making my entry on a horse would look regal and larger-than-life. But as they say, the most beautiful visuals can be achieved under the most difficult conditions,” Sonu adds.
The talented actor, who is all praise for producer and co-star Jackie Chan, informs, “Jackie is one of the finest, most grounded superstars I have met. It is a treat to work with him. He takes care of you and makes you feel very special.”
The actor is flying to China next week to shoot the remaining scenes of Kung Fu Yoga.