Sanjay Dutt to play dad in Marathi film De Dhakka’s Hindi remake

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2016 18:29 IST
Sanjay Dutt will play a father in his 40s in the new film.

Director Mahesh Manjrekar who has worked with actor Sanjay Dutt several times in the past, will be directing the Hindi remake of the Marathi film, De Dhakka, with the actor again. The director dished out details of the project, stating that the actor will be seen as a father in his early 40s.

The film, which is a remake of 2008 superhit Marathi movie De Dhakka, was announced on Dutt’s 57th birthday on Saturday.

“He will play a 43 or 44-year-old father. He will play a Punjabi man but not a Sardar. We will have look test done with him. The film has elements of humour and he is good at comedy, he does it best,” said Manjrekar.

Dutt and the 63-year-old filmmaker have earlier collaborated on films like Vaastav, Kurukshetra and Rakjt.

The makers are currently looking out actress to play Dutt’s wife in the film. “I have name of some brilliant actresses (in mind). We are in talks with some. For the role of daughter and son, we will mostly have new faces,” Manjrekar said.

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Marathi film De Dhakka will be remade in Hindi by Mahesh Manjrekar.

Being made under the banner of Sandeep Singh and Omung Kumar’s, Legend Studios, the film as per its Marathi version, promises to be a laughter riot blending with the emotional journey of a family.

“The basic premise will be same. It’s a family film. It is about realising that it is family what matters always. There will be elements of humour in the film. The film will be set in Himachal Pradesh. Travel will be the backdrop of the film,” Manjrekar said.

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While, the director feels the title De Dhakka is apt for the Hindi remake, he said he is looking at other titles as well.

The film will go on floors this December or January next year and release in July-August 2017.

Watch the song, Ugavali Shukrachi Chandani, from the Marathi film:

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