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Can’t be dancing around trees, I want to play roles around my age: Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt is back with Bhoomi, where he plays a father to Aditi Rao Hydari’s character. He has eight to nine films in pipeline including the next in Munnabhai series and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

bollywood Updated: Sep 23, 2017 12:09 IST
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Actors Sanjay Dutt and Aditi Rao Hydari plays a father-daughter duo in Bhoomi.(IANS)

While top stars are essaying roles younger than their actual age, actor Sanjay Dutt wants to create a new path for himself by playing his age on the silver screen.

Post his jail term, Dutt is back with Bhoomi, which released today. The PK star plays the role of a father to Aditi Rao Hydari’s character.

The actor also has some eight to nine films in pipeline including the next in Munnabhai series, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Malang, Shiddat, Marco Bhau, Torbaaz, Nishikanth Kamath’s untitled film.

“I am doing scripts according to my age and which I want to do. I think that is one slot or genre that is not tapped here in India. I want to do that,” said Dutt.

Aditi Rao and Sanjay Dutt in a still from Bhoomi.

“My thought process changed as I saw my beard getting white while I was in jail. Now I can’t be dancing around trees and dancing around college campus. I want to play roles around my age,” the actor says.

His contemporaries like the three Khans -- Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar are romancing younger actors and while Dutt is more keen to do a “mature love story where there is lot of performance”.

“I have played the role of father in Mission Kashmir to Hrithik Roshan. My mother did Mother India when she was 26, so I think actors who attempt to play the role of a father or mother, they are playing a character. And there is nothing to get scared of.”

Despite a huge line up of interesting films, Dutt says he deliberately chose Omung Kumar directed Bhoomi as his comeback film as it had a message despite being a commercial film.

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First Published: Sep 23, 2017 12:04 IST