Apparently Shahrukh Khan was very impressed with Sonu and that’s how the Dabangg actor became a part of Farah Khan’s next
Sonu Sood who has shared screen space with Salman Khan in Dabangg always wished to work with Shahrukh Khan, so much so that he had even made Farah Khan promise that she would cast him alongside SRK in a film. He spoke to Farah and voila he became a part of her upcoming directorial venture Happy New Year starring SRK. But all this was no magic.
Apparently, the role which Sonu is doing now was first offered to John Abraham. After he declined this role which is based on bad dancers, Farah was on a hunt for another actor. That’s when Sonu came into the picture.
But as they say, good things do not come to people very easily. This particular role in Happy New Year required an actor with a muscular physique and at that point of time, Sonu was lean. Phir kya tha? Sonu didn’t lose hope and immediately hit the gym.
Sonu Sood sent his shirtless photos to Farah as he exercised in the gym. According to a source, “On the ninth day of his regime, he sent the team a picture, Shahrukh Khan saw it and gave him the thumbs up,”