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Sanjay Dutt insists his political days are over

The actor, who ventured into politics by following the footsteps of Amar Singh into Samajwadi Party last year, says “I don’t endorse any party now.

entertainment Updated: Dec 13, 2010 17:18 IST
Hiren Kotwani

No more politics for me. I’m happy to be out of it,” beams Sanjay Dutt in between shots while filming

Rascals

. The David Dhawan-helmed comedy marks his foray into movie production with his company, Sanjay Dutt Productions. The actor, who ventured into politics by following the footsteps of Amar Singh into Samajwadi Party last year, says “I don’t endorse any party now. I told Amar Singhji in all earnestness and he accepted it. He’s a brother to me and wouldn’t want me to continue either.”



Reiterating that he’s cut out only for the movies, Dutt explains, “Actors are creative and emotional. We think and act

Sanjay

from the heart. For politics, you need to be in a different zone.

Kya manch pe jaake bhaashan dena

(Am I supposed to go on stage and deliver a speech)? That’s not for me.”



There’s no doubt he’s happy with his productions for the year ahead as he enthuses about making only commercial fare. “The audience comes to the theaters to be entertained. With

Lamhaa

and

Knock Out

, I’ve seen that people aren’t as enthusiastic about serious cinema.

Rascals

is shaping up fine. Next is the remake of

Satte Pe Satta

, directed by Soham,” he says.



Elaborating on his remake of the Amitabh Bachchan-Hema Malini superhit, Dutt concedes that taking on Big B’s role is a huge responsibility. “Although we will modernise it, we can’t set it in the city. In a remake, it’s very important to keep the essence intact. If you do any

tiktambaazi

(fooling around), then you’re finished. The dialogue and the scenes in the original are fantastic, so we’ll retain a considerable part of that. After Soham finishes the script, we’ll think of the other cast members,” he explains.