Heartthrob R. Madhavan’s recent gym injury and subsequent recovery from the surgery has forced him to back out of Bollywood remake of Jr. NTR starring Telugu blockbuster ‘Temper’- Karan Johar & Rohit Shetty’s ‘Simmba’ starring Ranveer Singh. The cop-themed comedy also marks the acting debut of Sara Ali Khan, daughter of veteran actor Saif Ali Khan.

But it seems that the ‘Vikram Vedha’ star’s loss is Sonu Sood’s gain. Playing a grey anti-hero, Sonu Sood says, “I can’t reveal much about the character, but all I can say is that it is one of the most challenging roles that I will be playing. I think it’s exciting to have a role with multiple layers… and something that challenges you to work on it, … always gives a high to an actor. This is something that will need me to work a lot and study a few things. Once the film comes out, people will come to know about it. And yes, it will put me to do some kind of homework,”

‘Simmba’, presented by Reliance Entertainment, is set to release on December 28.