News|August 7, 2010 1:48 am

Sonu Sood: Son of Amitabh Bachchan

After four years of Family – Ties Of Blood, Amitabh Bachchan is again taking an avatar of underworld don in Puri Jagannath’s first directorial debut in Bollywood, Budda. Amazing part is that the director has signed Sonu Sood instead of Abhishek Bachchan as his son saying that Sonu has quite resemblance with Amitabh Bachchan. Puri Jagannath is famous director in Telgu films.

Interesting fact is that AB Corp will produce the film but Abhishek Bachchan will not act in the flick. Amitabh will play role of angry old man. A source says,

As an underworld don, Amitji plays a very angry old man… A character like the one he played years ago in Aakhri Raasta. However, this time his character is someone who flares up at the slightest provocation.

Imagine Amitji doing the kind of action that Salman did in Wanted. That’s the kind of stunts he will be doing in Budda.

Explaining about why he chose Sonu Sood in place of Amitabh’s son, Puri said,

If you put Mr Bachchan’s still from Anand and Pyar Ki Kahani next to Sood’s stills you’d think it’s the same person.

Yes, I’ve cast Sonu Sood with Mr Bachchan. I’ve done two Telugu films with Sonu. He’s a very talented actor. I can’t talk about his role. Mr Bachchan’s character requires two heroines. So does Sonu Sood’s. I’ll be finalizing them shortly.

Excited Sonu, who will be first time working with Big B says,

It’s a dream come true for me. I’ve waited ten years to work with Bachchan Saab..It’s an intense cop’s role. And the best part is that I got the role because everyone in the project says I look like Mr Bachchan in Zanjeer.I remember it was Mani Ratnam who said it first. In Yuva when Abhishek and I were working together as brothers, Mani Sir said I look more like Bachchan Saab than he did.