Wish I could’ve been part of ‘Dabangg 2’: Sonu Sood

Updated: Jan 27, 2012, 08:30 AM IST

Mumbai: Sonu Sood, who gave an award-winning performance as villain Chhedi Singh in ‘Dabangg’, regrets not being a part of the sequel.

In 2011, producer Arbaaz Khan announced that the sequel`s script did not allow him to cast Sonu in the villain`s role, and they roped in southern star Prakash Raj instead.

"It was a creative call of the director and the script needed someone else but I am still part of the family. I wish I could have been part of `Dabangg 2`, but the script demanded someone else," Sonu told reporters.

However, what`s good is that Sonu`s absence from the sequel has not strained his friendly terms with Salman Khan, the star of the movie.

"Salman and I are still together. We are still very good friends. A film is a very small thing to rip us apart," he added.

This year Sonu will be seen in a cop`s role.

"My next film will be with Naseeruddin Shah. It is titled `Maximum`. I am playing a cop in the film. The film is based in Mumbai," he said.