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Sanjay Dutt ropes in Sujoy Ghosh for his first production

Sanjay Dutt plans multiple projects for his newly-formed production house including a take-off on the Hollywood movie Ghost Busters, reports Vajir Singh.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2008 12:43 IST
Vajir Singh
Vajir Singh
Hindustan Times

Sanjay Dutt's newly formed production house, Sanjay Dutt Productions Pvt. Ltd., is all set to remake the Hollywood blockbuster Ghost Busters (1984) in Hindi.

The film will star Dutt along with two other actors who if our source is to be believed, could be Salman Khan and Riteish Deshmukh. The final decision on the cast will be taken in a month or two from depending on availability of the dates.

The film which is still untitled, is expected to go on the floors once Ghosh wraps up Alladin, which toplines Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Riteish Deshmukh.

Hollywood film Ghost Busters was about three professors of parapsy chology who find themselves out of a job when their department at a university in New York City is downsized.

Having studied the occult for years, they decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and turns from scientists to investigators and exterminators of paranormal pests and pesky spirits.

According to our source, Dutt's loves Ghost Buster and has been toying with the idea of a desi adaptation for the last cou ple of years.

That's an idea
"Now that he's launched his own production house, he intends to make all the film he's wanted to," adds the source. The idea was narrated to several directors before Dutt finally zeroed in on Sujoy Ghosh.

In the coming months, Dutt's production house will be starting as many as three projects including this one.

Soham Shah has also been roped in for a film while talks are reportedly on with his Munnabhai director Rajkumar Hirani for another.

Milan Luthria will be directing Beehad toplining Dutt for which he intends to merge his late father Sunil Dutt's defunct production house Ajanta Arts with his newly launched company.