Sunny Singh is making girls fall in love with him with his portrayal of Titu in the trailer of his upcoming film ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. He hits a hat-trick with director Luv Ranjan and his co-stars Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha. Not many know that this cutie is the song of award winning stunt coordinator Jai Singh Najjar, but Sunny Singh never let his privileges take the center stage, thanks to his acting prowess.
With his film on the verge of release, Sunny Singh for chatty with Cinespeaks and here’s what he had to say:
Q. Tell us something about your character.
Sunny Singh: I’m very excited for the release of the film. My character is of a cute and simple lad who hails from an orthodox family and always talks to people with respect. The character is very similar of that of me in real life.
Q. Enlighten us on how your journey to success started in Bollywood.
Sunny Singh: I technically started my career with Akaash Vani as a negative character, it was different and challenging because a lot of people wouldn’t want to make a debut with such a role. It was Luv (Ranjan) Sir’s belief that I could pull off the role. In method acting you realize the characteristics that you develop are just an extension of your own traits. I’m happy that I was chosen for the role.
Q. You’ve worked on three films with both Luv Ranjan and Kartik Aaryan. How would you say is your rapport with them?
Sunny Singh: He’s someone I can reach to at 2 am. He’s there to guide and advice me. If he’s with someone, he will ask that person to wait and give me his attention if required. With Kartik, the rapport is so strong that now we know what we have to order for each other to eat. It’s that close. I can sense what he wants to convey even to someone else. On the contrary, we are very professional on set, we indulge in our individual work and support each other when required.
Q. We hear that you started out very young with television. How did that happen?
Sunny Singh: I have done a few episodic shows like Kasautii Zindagi Ki when I was 18 years old just to test out the field on my dad’s advice. Ultimately, it all comes down to how talented you are. I did 2-3 shows only to realize this wasn’t the path I wanted to take with regards to acting. I wanted to do something different. I took a break and did theatre. My dad (Jai Singh Nijjar, a stunt coordinator in Bollywood) made me meet Ajay (Devgn) Sir and inspired me by saying if he could make it so big, you can too. My father taught me that these superstars became such because of their simplicity.
Q. Have you ever been in the situation that is the plot of ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’?
Sunny Singh: Yes! A friend on mine had a crush on this girl who we used to see at our frequent jogs. He started communicating with her and I used to be the third wheel in this scenario. After a while, my friend fell in love with the girl and I advised him to take things slow. I used to get irritated with his behavior of going overboard with his affection. The three of us decided to meet and there he thought I had a thing with girl and that ruined our friendship. I met that friend after 3-4 years and found out that the girl has married some other guy.
Q. In your college days, were there any girls who stole your heart? Can you recall any of those cute incidents for Valentine’s?
Sunny Singh: I wasn’t a studious person. I knew I had to do something with arts and recreation. I was admitted late to the college and was appointed the Class Representative, people used to ask me for my permission to do things. I used to give people a lot of liberty and my mom was called to notify of my behavior. Being a Punjaban, she bursted out laughing listening to my antics. I was shy at that point of time, we used to hit conversations by exchanging friendship bands back then. I kind of liked this girl but was really nervous to approach her and never got the opportunity to express it. I used to get letters from girls mentioned ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge?’ which my mom used to tease me with in front of my aunts. I was 12 or 13 when a girl used to call me everyday enquiring about studies and my parents used to tease me about it too.
Q. With regards to your body, was there something that you had to achieve for this character?
Sunny Singh: I am playing a simple person who may not be too conscious about gymming. So I gave it up during that period and used to do more of free hand exercises. I used to alter my diet according to the scenes. In future if I am offered a role where I need to build my body, I shall definitely achieve that body.
Q. What kind of films would you like to be a part of?
Sunny Singh: Films like Rockstar, Sarbjit and the likes.
Q. Luv Ranjan’s films have been clean comedy, but if you were offered a comedy with a double meaning subject, would you be comfortable doing it?
Sunny Singh: I won’t be able to do sex comedies because as an actor I have come here to be a part of real cinema which may have message and a meaning to a film. Since childhood I’ve wanted to be a performance oriented actor who has realness.
If I don’t imagine myself as that character, then I don’t do a film. I’ve been offered films before. If there’s a role that needs time to touch extremes, I’ll do it. But it depends on your fate.