Sonu Sood: I used to watch movies in theatres every weekend while growing up in Punjab

Ever since the lockdown happened, Sonu Sood has been out there helping the needy. From arranging transport for migrant workers, helping people travel back to their villages during Ganesh Chaturthi to opening a school for the Warrior Aaji from the viral video, Sonu has redefined humanity.

The Dabangg actor who has been very vocal about social issues, has now shared his thoughts on the sufferings of cinema halls. Even in the Unlock 4.0 mode, the multiplex and single screens continue to remain shut triggering #SaveTheatres debate.

“I think cinema halls should have been given permission to open in Unlock 4.0 phase. Seeing the proposals of cinema halls I can believe that they too can function keeping in mind social distancing. While other businesses have opened and over-crowding is being taken care of, then it is unfair to keep cinema halls shut,” he opines.

Sharing his memories associated with cinema halls, Sonu adds, “The last time I saw a film in theatre was Simmba, which I saw with my entire family together. While growing up in Punjab, I would look forward to the weekend when me and my family would go out to watch a film together. Cinema for us Indians is like a family time. Films on OTT, is not something that I dreamt to be a part of movies for.”