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Sanjay, the Gujarati Robin Hood

Actor to be seen in a lean and mean look for Soham Shah’s next, which is inspired from his father Sunit Dutt.

bollywood Updated: May 30, 2012 00:16 IST
Hindustan Times

Fans of the ‘Deadly Dutt’ are in store for a special treat this year as the actor is up for another challenging role. After winning acclaim for his menacing Kaancha Cheena in Agneepath, Sanjay Dutt will now be seen getting rough in Shree Ashtavinayak’s next, directed by Soham Shah.

News is Dutt will portray a 1970’s Gujarat-based Robin Hood don, a lean and mean character that the makers claim will be unlike any seen on-screen till date. The first shooting schedule is now underway in Jaipur, Rajasthan, where a huge set has been put up for the big-budget venture. We hear that the team has left no stone unturned to create spectacular action sequences to create a huge set marking Dutt’s entry in the film.

A massive coal mine with tunnels, chimneys and trains tracks have been erected to match the ambience and power of 1970’s Gujarat and the director says he could see nobody else but Dutt in this role.

“The character has a lot of power, and I wish to portray Sanjay in lines of his esteemed father, Sunil Dutt


, in a very earthy and

mitti se juda hua

character. I wouldn’t have made this film if Dutt saab wouldn’t do it, as only someone like him can carry this kind of character!” says Shah.

Apart from Dutt, the film also stars actors Vivek Oberoi, Humaima Mallick (of Bol fame) and Paresh Rawal.

Scheduled for a release this December, the movie is based on the ujarat underworld and will be shot on a start-to-finish 50 days schedule in Jaipur. The songs in the film will be shot in Mumbai.

First Published: May 29, 2012 16:58 IST