Sanjay Dutt to reprise Ballu Balram in Khalnayak Returns

  • PTI
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2016 19:39 IST
Sanjay Dutt, who was released from Yerwada Central Jail, Pune, on February 25, shot for an ad on May 13 in Madh Island. This is the first time, since his release, that he has faced the camera. (Pramod Thakur/ HT Photo)

After two decades, actor Sanjay Dutt will be returning as gangster Ballu Balram in Khalnayak Returns to be produced by veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai.

Dutt had essayed the character of Ballu Balram in 1993 action-thriller Khalnayak co-starring Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff. The movie, directed by Ghai, went on to become one of the biggest hits of that year.

Ghais Mukta Arts and Sanjay Dutt Productions have entered into an agreement to produce Khalnayak Returns by the end of this year.

Read: Sanjay Dutt faces camera for the first time since he became a free man

“He (Sanjay Dutt) will play Ballu Balram who comes out of jail after 20 years. The script is at its final stage. Once its complete, we will announce the rest of cast and credits,” Ghai said.

The 71-year-old filmmaker said a new director will helm the film.

The Taal helmer has rubbished reports of Tiger Shroff being part of the project.

“We are still waiting to complete the script and will take a call for the rest of cast soon,” Ghai added.

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