In an interview with HT Café last week, Sanjay Dutt opened up about working with Aamir Khan for the first time in Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., his new films and watching his son play on the sets. With the Supreme Court verdict now out, all of this stands to change.
How was it working with Aamir Khan in P.K.?
Aamir is a great guy to work with. We hardly meet each other (in Mumbai) but working together was a fabulous experience. Plus, our kids (his twins, Iqra and Shahraan and Aamir's son Azad) got along very well on the sets with one another.
You teamed up with Munna Bhai director Rajkumar Hirani after seven years.
I simply love Raju Hirani. The moment he offered me P.K., I knew I had to do it. He is the director who had brought dad (Sunil Dutt) and I together on screen (in Munna Bhai MBBS; 2003), that is why Raju will always be a special person for me.
We also saw Shahraan having fun on sets.
(Smiles) He is full of energy. It was great to see him having fun especially since the shooting was on around my wedding anniversary (with Maanyata).
Has the Super Fight League(that you co-founded) signed a big TV deal?
Yes, I am very kicked about it. We have just signed a five-year broadcast deal with ESPN Star Sports. Raj (Kundra, co-founder) and I have worked on it for the last couple of years. It’s the largest growing sport in the world and in India too.
Are you doing many action films now?
It’s a great sign that people are enjoying action films because it’s good news for action heroes like me (smiles). And personally too, I love working on such movies. I’m working on Policegiri, which will have a lot of action sequences.
Do you feel any pressure with the Munna Bhai franchise returning?
Definitely, otherwise it wouldn’t have taken us six years (to come up with part three). I think, Raju and the team have cracked the idea. It makes me feel great that people still want to watch Munna Bhai.