After being seen as a baddie with a heart of gold in the Munnabhai series of films, Sanjay Dutt is set to don the avatar of deadly gangster Ringmaster in Aladdin.
The actor will be seen as a villain who can inspire tremendous awe and fear in the audiences' mind. Director Sujoy Ghosh feels his character will take villainy to new heights.
"He (Ringmaster) is a fun, evil character. A man who is happy in what he is doing. A man who is good at being bad, whose smile would scare the living daylights out of you. A man so big that even the all powerful genie would be rendered helpless in front of him.
"And to play such a powerful character, I couldn't think of anyone but Sanjay Dutt. The larger than life persona that he so beautifully portrays on screen is unmatchable," said Ghosh.
Looks like after Gabbar and Mogambo, perhaps Ringmaster is the next Bollywood villain to strike fear in your hearts.
Scheduled for release this October, Aladdin, which stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, is a contemporary look at the classic fairy tale. Riteish Deshmukh will be seen as Aladdin. The film also marks the debut of Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandes.
Packed with fun, music, action and adventure, the film boasts of a visual scale never seen before on Indian screen.