New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) On his 42nd birthday on Sunday, actor Sonu Sood says he only wished he had achieved more success in his life earlier when his mother could see it happen. Also Read - Best New Year's Gift Ever! Indian Expat Becomes Millionaire Overnight As He Wins Whopping Rs 39 Crore in Abu Dhabi Raffle

Asked if he had to change something in his life, what would it be, Sonu told IANS: “I wish if I could have achieved more success in my life earlier when my mom could see that happen, she could have seen those movies, could see the success rate that happened after I lost her.” Also Read - Whoa! All 144 Floors of Abu Dhabi Towers Demolished Using Explosives In Just 10 Seconds, Sets Guinness World Record | WATCH

The “Dabangg” actor says the only regret that he always has in his life is “whatever I achieve, how much ever I achieve, my parents are not there with me”. Also Read - Indian Expat Wins Over USD 3 Million in Raffle Draw in Abu Dhabi

Is it going to be a working birthday for Sonu?

“Yes, I will be travelling at the time of my birthday. I am planning a huge event in Abu Dhabi for a cause, so I believe it’s a good day to start with doing something for others. That’s how I will be celebrating my birthday this year.”

Sonu is not only appreciated for his acting skills, but also for his well-chiselled body.

Is it a pressure to look a certain way at his age?

“I don’t think there is any pressure.”

“I feel motivated everyday by seeing people and listening to them when it comes to fitness. One needs to follow strict discipline in the life to streamline it, so it’s not whether you are in this industry/ profession of an actor or an engineer or whatever you are doing it, but I think when you respect your body, when you take care of your body, I think everything falls in place,” he said.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.