Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who will be next seen in JP Dutta’s Paltan, gets emotional when he talks about his late father Shakti Sood. Sonu’s father wanted him to become a soldier, and the actor feels he would have been really happy to see him in the Army uniform even if it’s for reel. Shakti Sood died in February 2016.

Speaking to thestatesman.com, Sonu said he felt sad that his father could not watch him play an Army officer on screen. “I wish he could see me in the Army uniform. When I told him that I am doing JP Dutta’s film, he was pretty much excited,” Sonu recalled.

“I will always miss that feeling, that reaction on his face when he would have seen the film. I’m sure he will be watching somewhere,”

A few days ago, Sonu shared a picture of him and his father in which the actor can be seen wearing the Army uniform. The post read: “My dad Shakti Sood always wanted to join the army and so when I told him that I bagged a role in Paltan, he was really excited about it. Unfortunately, we lost him two years ago. And I really wish he could have seen me do this film.”

Miss u Dad ❤️

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In Paltan, Sonu plays the role of Major Bishan Singh, who comes from a traditional Rajput family with an Army background.

With power-packed performances, the film promises to tell a riveting, untold story of the bravest of Indian soldiers who fought till the end.

Zee Studios and JP Dutta’s Paltan casts Arjun Rampal, Harshvardhan Rane, Gurmeet Chaudhary and Sonu Sood. The film is slated to release on September 7, 2018.