Sonu, who is also producing the film, had visited Farrukhabad, which is near Lucknow, to inaugurate a gym dedicated to his late mother Saroj Sood. During the trip, he also decided to do a recce of the city and nearby places with the film's director.
"When I was shooting for my first film, all my co-actors would tell me that I was headed in that direction but I never thought it would happen. But I learnt the craft in the course of the 70-80 films I have done across languages and realised that producing films would allow me to tell stories of my choice," Sonu said.
He feels it is easy to act in and produce a film simultaneously.
"That lets you understand the script and the role well and helps design the film accordingly."