Sonu Sood has played a diverse range of characters in his career but when we talk about his best performances, they belong to films where he played negative characters. After impressing us with his negative roles in films like Dabangg (2010) and R… Rajkumar (2013), Sood is now gearing up to play yet another powerful villain in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming directorial venture Simmba.

The actor, who has begun preparations for his role in the movie, says that grey characters always fascinate him as they offer more scope for performance. Talking about his role in Simmba, Sonu says, “It is very challenging (role). When a grey character gets entertaining, the job is done. We are all here to entertain you and I am sure you will be entertained.”

Simmba also stars Ranveer Singh and newcomer Sara Ali Khan. The actor says he is looking forward to working with the entire team of the movie. “I am really excited to be working with Rohit and Ranveer and the entire team. The script is phenomenal. Rohit is one of the coolest directors and I can’t wait to be in front of the camera under his direction,” he adds.

Simmba, produced by Rohit Shetty Pictures and Dharma Productions, goes on floors next month. The film is scheduled to release on 28th December.