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Will not do films as favour to anyone from now: Sanjay Dutt

Dutt said he wants to bring a change in the kind of movies that are being made in the Hindi film industry.

bollywood Updated: Mar 19, 2016 16:29 IST
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Sanjay Dutt was arrested for the possession of illegal arms. (HT)

Actor Sanjay Dutt is looking forward to begin his second innings in Bollywood after completion of his jail term and he says from now on he will sign films on the merit of its content and not as a favour. The 56-year-old actor was released from Pune’s Yerawada jail last month after he was granted remission in his five-year sentence.

Dutt said he wants to bring a change in the kind of movies that are being made in the Hindi film industry. “I am going to do great cinema from now on. I will not do any movie as a favour to anyone or out of compulsion. I want to make a difference and I want to change the genre in the film industry,” Dutt said during a session at the India Today Conclave 2016.

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The actor said he has three films coming up- one with Sidharth Anand, one with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and the third Munnabhai film. “In Sidharth’s film, I play a mature, action hero. Vidhu’s film is about the relationship between a father and daughter. We will begin shooting Munnabhai 3 in 2017,” he said.

Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who directed Dutt in Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and PK, is now collaborating with Dutt on his biopic, besides the third Munnabhai film.

Actor Sanjay Dutt salutes the Indian flag outside Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail after completing his jail term on Feb 25, 2016. (IANS)

Dutt said he is waiting to see how Hirani shows his life in just two hours in a film. “I don’t know how much will he be able to put in the film in just two hours. I don’t think it is going to be enough,” he said.

Besides his movies, Dutt said he’s also enjoying his time with his children, Iqra and Shahraan, and attending their school functions.“They were two years old when I went to jail so I missed many occasions.”

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First Published: Mar 19, 2016 16:18 IST