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Bollywood’s gangsters are here

Bollywood biggies get ready to take over the role of gangsters. Here are some of the actors who would be appearing as gangsters in the upcoming films.

bollywood Updated: Mar 24, 2012 02:31 IST
Hindustan Times

Bollywood biggies get ready to take over the role of gangsters.

Sanjay Dutt

Film: Soham Shah’s untitled film

Actor Sanjay Dutt will play gangster Sarman Munjha Jadeja in the film, expected to go on floors in May. The character is inspired by the story of mill worker, Sarman, who became a don after killing gangster Devu Vagher, who was hired by the mill owner to break a strike. The story of Sarman’s wife, Santokben, was made into the film Godmother.

Arshad Warsi

Film: Zilla Ghaziabad

The movie is reportedly based on a gang war between two UP gangsters — Satbir Gurjar and Mahender Fauji, and stars actor Sanjay Dutt as a cop. The film landed in trouble over actor Arshad Warsi’s character, which is reportedly inspired by Fauji. Fauji’s wife, Krishna Devi, sent producer Vinod Bachchan a legal notice about the character. “Our film is a work of fiction. We have picked up some instances but made it our way,” Vinod says.

Vivek Oberoi

Film: Kumar Taurani’s next

Actor Vivek Oberoi is playing a don in the film, a gangster love story directed by Vinnil Markan, which also stars actor Neha Sharma , who made her debut with the film, Crook. “Vivek is playing a gangster in Zilla Ghaziabad as well, and thus he doesn’t need to prepare much. He refused Shootout At Wadala as he didn’t want to do a small role in a gangster flick,” says a source.

John Abraham

Film: Shootout At Wadala

Actor John Abraham is essaying the role of slain gangster Manya Surve, who was killed by the Mumbai Police in its first recorded encounter in 1982. The actor has been working on his physique and mastering colloquial Mumbaiyaa language to get into the skin of the character. “Sanjay (Gupta) and I went and met people who knew Manya to find out how he behaved and how he spoke,” John said.

Akshay Kumar

Film: Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Actor Akshay Kumar’s role in the film, the sequel to Ajay Devgn starrer Once upon a Time In Mumbaai, is said to be inspired by Dawood Ibrahim, head of an organised crime syndicate. Director Milan Luthria says that Akshay’s character would be modelled on actor Al Pacino’s look in the film, The Godfather.

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First Published: Mar 23, 2012 19:28 IST