Press Trust Of India
February 27, 2012 16:32 IST
After playing a negative character
in Dabangg, actor Sonu Sood is gearing up to essay the role
of Dawood Ibrahim in Shootout at Wadala.
In Sanjay Gupta's next, Sonu essays the role of the
underworld don. Earlier, Vivek Oberoi was signed for the role
but he had a fallout with Sanjay.
"I am playing the role of Dawood Ibrahim and I am very
much excited about this. We start shooting in March," Sonu
In the film, John Abraham plays the role of gangster
Manya Surve, while Anil Kapoor plays ACP Isaque Bagwan.
Characters inspired by Dawood Ibrahim has always been a
Bollywood favourite as in the past it has been essayed by
actors like Ajay Devgn in Company, Randeep Hooda in D,
Vijay Maurya in Black Friday and others.
But Sonu says he would not leave any stone unturned to
play this iconic character.
"Before I start shooting I would do all the necessary
homework on Dawood Ibrahim. I have started collecting books
and other necessary materials on him, also I intend to meet
all those people who have known him or spent time with him,"
Directed by Sanjay, the movie is a sequel to 2007 film
Shootout at Lokhandwala. The ensemble cast of the second
instalment of the film also includes Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar
Kapoor and Ronit Roy.
The film will dramatise the first registered encounter by
Mumbai police, where gangster Surve was shot dead in 1982 in
Wadala. It goes on floors in March and will release in
December this year.