Sanjay Dutt - News / Forthcoming Projects
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Plans and Projects
Dutt - Sanjay Dutt Biopic (cameo)
Release Christmas 2017
Rajkumar Hirani is working on a Sanjay Dutt biopic with Ranbir Kapoor in the lead.
Hasmukh Pighal Gaya (cameo)
Sanjay Dutt Production, written by Bhavesh and Umesh, and with a fresh starcast with newcomers, directed by Sejal Shah. Amitabh Bachchan does a special appearance.
Sanjay Dutt in Pitaah
Plans / Rumours
Marco Bhau (planned)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra: “There’s a film called Marco Bhau that I have written. It will be the next film that we will make. It will most probably have Sanju when he comes out. My sister (Shelly) who worked with me on Broken Horses, will direct it. She has also worked with (directors) Rajkumar Hirani and Rajesh Mapuskar.” The emotional story is about the relationship between a father and a daughter. Shooting is to start in October 2016.
Munnabhai 3: Munnabhai Chale Delhi (planned)
In part 3 of the Munnabhai series, Munnabhai (Sanjay Dutt) and Circuit (Arshad Warsi) originally were supposed to go to the USA (Munnabhai Chale Amerika). A first trailer was already shot and screened at the release of Eklavya. After My Name Is Khan with a similar story, however, Rajkumar Hirani dropped this plan and re-worked the skript; now this Munnabhai movie will deal with the subject of blind faith. Raju Hirani: “The subject of religion has always fascinated me because, apart from moral values, there are rituals, superstitions and blind faith associated with it... I am not saying there is no God, there might be one great power but I will never find the answer to that. There are so many Gods in every religion, so whose God is the best? What are we fighting over? I truly feel that if there was no religion, we would not fight.” Alongside with Sanjay and Arshad, also Boman Irani is finalized for the cast.
Edit 2/2013: Meanwhile, obviously twin sequels are planned.
Edit 3/2013: After the title "Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha" was considered, Part 3 is now to be titled Munnabhai Chale Delhi - and Shubhash Kapoor (Jolly LLB) will get the director's seat from Raju Hirani.
Edit 2014: The subject of religion will not be the Munnabhai 3 plot as Rajkumar Hirani used it in his film PK.
Edit 2016: Shooting is to start in 2017.
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Puri Jagannath Project (rumour)
Allegedly Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannath wants to make a Hindi film with Sanjay Dutt.
Sher (incomplete, allegedly to be completed)
In Soham Shah's film Sher, Sanjay Dutt plays the real life gangster Sharman Munjha Jadeja from Porbandar, Gujarat. The film is co-produced by Ashtavinayak Cine Vision. Sharman Munjha was better known as the Robinhood of Gujarat. The Munjha family ruled Porbandar and other places in Saurashtra in the 80s. Besides Sanjay, Vivek Oberoi, Chitrangada Singh, Sunil Shetty, Humaima Mallick, Paresh Rawal, Vinod Khanna are said to be part of the cast. Shooting started in May 2012. Then the project ran into two legal troubles and seemed to be stalled. In February 2016, however, rumours arised that the film is to be completed.
Siddharth Anand Project (planned)
Siddharth Anand offered an action-packed script with a mature action hero role to Sanjay Dutt. Shooting ist to start in August 2016.
Son Of Sardaar - Sequel (rumour)
Ajay Devgn plans an SOS sequel which is to be released on Diwali 2017. According to reports, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla and Sonakshi Sinha will be seen again in their roles from the first SOS film.
Umesh Shukla's Next (planned)
"I've had an initial meeting with Sanju. It's a very nice, sensible subject with a human angle and he liked it. I will discuss the first draft with him once he is out of jail. He really suits the role well, I can't think of anyone else for the part." - Umesh Shukla
Rumours say that Sanjay is to play a mentally challenged, spastic father of a four-year-old daughter.
More movie rumours which I consider not very believeable, and projects which probably are already stalled, please find here.
Munna Bhai Sallu Bhai
Muazzam Beg wants to do a film about the real lives of Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan.
Munnabhai Comic Books
Munnabhai and Circuit are going to become heroes in a comic book series (even animation films are possible). They will be marketed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Productions itself. Arshad Warsi is delighted by the idea: 'Wow! To actually feature in comic books, like Superman or Spiderman! Imagine what my son Zeke will have to tell his friends in school: 'My father the superhero!'"
Initially, Sanjay Gupta has commissioned a Sanjay Dutt biography in three parts, published by White Feather Films and written by journalist Nilesh Mishra. According to Gupta the first volume will be of Sanjay's rehabilitation from drugs. The second will delve into his marriage with Richa Sharma and her tragic death. The third volume will deal with his TADA court proceedings in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case and beyond.
After Sanjay Dutt's resignation from White Feather Films, however, he wants his biography to be produced by his own production house SDP (Sanjay Dutt Productions). And he wants to write it himself. It will be titled "The Roar of a Lion". Reportedly, Gregory Roberts, author of 'Shantaram' will assist Sanjay in penning it.
It says that Sanjay Dutt turned poet while he served his jail term; he has written 500 poems and intends to publish them (Salaakhen).