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‘I’m one of the helplines’

tv Updated: Oct 09, 2010 13:41 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
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Sanjay Dutt will appear on the first episode of


that premiers on October 11, host Amitabh Bachchan’s 68th birthday. The actor says that it’s an “honour” to be the first guest of the new season. “For me, Amit


is God. He must have 100 million fans, I’ m one of them,” Dutt gushes.

He’s quick to clarify that he will not be on the Hot Seat. “I’m one of the helplines,” he informs.


format has undergone a few changes. It now offers special guests in the ‘celeb box’ to contestants playing for the Rs 5 crore prize, to help them answer a tricky question.

Dutt is open to the idea of hosting a TV show too. “But someone has to offer me one first?” he reasons. Couldn’t he produce one himself? “I think I will stick to producing films for the moment. David Dhawan is directing Rascals for my banner,” he says.


Dutt and Bachchan had earlier acted in a number of films together, including



Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin


Deewar — Let’s Bring Our Heroes Home






Shootout At Lokhandwala

(2007), among others. The two will be coming together again in Firoz Nadiadwala’s



To be shot in India and Dubai, the thriller has Bachchan playing a master of disguises and will have make-up artistes and action coordinators from Hollywood. It also toplines Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor and apparently, Dutt and Devgn gave their nods without even listening to the script on being told that it had Bachchan in the lead. “I’m really excited to be sharing screen space with Amitji again,” says Dutt.